By SIHLE MKHIZE
Friends and relatives of late television star, Luzuko Nteleko were shocked to learn of his death. This was just a few hours after he had sent them messages saying he was recovering well.
Nteleko died on Tuesday sending shockwaves throughout the Mzansi entertainment industry. The former Zone14 actor was 36 at the time of his death.
Tributes have since been pouring in on social media. UZalo actor and Luzuko’s friend, Wiseman Mncube who plays S’bonelo in the popular SABC 1 telenovela, shared messages from his friend.
Mncube shared screenshots of the WhatsApp message that Luzuko sent him, saying he was recovering well just before he died.
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The message reads: “I know I have to wait to tell you tomorrow. But God is too amazingly great for me to wait. We went for a scan on the 13th, got the results today. I’m completely healed by His Grace even the Doc was shocked. He says miracle… it’s miracle.”
Entertainment industry commentator, Kgopolo Mphela revealed that Luzuko was working on a new movie Adze. He said was grateful for how the crew had treated him while he was still recovering. He was also very fond of his family, especially his sister.
Luzuko will be remembered for the great television he made in the many roles he played in various television series. He appeared in popular shows such as Isidingo, Ring of Lies, Zone 14, Muvhango and Mfolozi Street.