Mary Twala's Most Memorable Moments In Entertainment

The veteran actress has lived a fruitful life

By  | Jul 05, 2020, 12:02 PM  | Mary Twala  | Top of The

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The nation mourns the death of a national treasure who passed away on her late husband's birthday, yesterday July 4th, at the age of 80.

Veteran actress Mary Twala warmed the hearts of many when she graced our television screens for more than 60 years. Mary played diverse roles, earning her title as one of the best actresses this country has ever seen.

Remembering and honoring the legendary actress who had an affluent and a diverse career, here are her most memorable moments in entertainment:

1. Most memorable South African local productions

She set the standard very high for the country's local entertainment scene when she starred in a number of productions including the first season of Generations, Soul Buddyz, Taxi To Soweto, Child Of Soweto, Yizo-Yizo, Muvhango, State of Violence and who can forget the chilling series that gave many nightmares at night; Ubizo: The Calling.

2. An International Movie Star

The international entertainment world also had a taste of Mary Twala's talent and charisma when she starred in numerous international films such as Sarafina!  Mapantsula and Ghost Son, to name but a few.

3. National Orders Award

Last year in April 25, Mary received the Order of Ikhamanga, Silver, for her massive contribution to the performing arts and entertainment industry.

The order of Ikhamanga also recognized the star for her relentless work in raising awareness of women's health. The award was given to her by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2019 National Orders Awards in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mary Twala receiving the Order Of Ikhamanga Award

4.  Most Proudest Accolades  

Mary walked away with a Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy in 2015 for her role in the hilrarious SABC 2 series Skwiza's.

In the year 2011, Mary was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role as "Ma Dolly" in the South African film Hopeville.
Mary Twala at the South African Film & Television Awards in Johannesburg
5. The Moments She Shared With Somizi

The last time Mzansi probably saw the legend on television was at her son's wedding which aired on Showmax, called Somizi And Mohale: The Union. She warmed the hearts of many when she gave her only son her blessings at the wedding of the century.

The teary moment they shared together touched the hearts of Mzansi. 

Mary Twala was the apple of Somizi's eye and he has always celebrated his mother and loved her wholeheartedly. He taught Mzansi that they should give their mother's flowers whilst they can still smell them.

Here are some of the most memorable moments between the two.

Rest In Eternal Peace Mary Twala!

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