Ramaphosa: Shaleen Surtie-Richards held a mirror to SA's unjust past

Kyknet director Karen Meiring has described the passing of Shaleen Surtie-Richards as indescribable.

Shaleen Surtie Richards. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the late legendary entertainer Shaleen Surtie-Richards held a mirror to the country’s unjust past and served as a beacon of hope.

Arts Minister Nathi Mthethwa delivered this message while conducting a eulogy during Surtie-Richards’ special provincial funeral in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon.

Mthethwa reiterated what a great loss her death has been to the South African entertainment industry.

He said she was also a teacher who inspired the youth and people from all walks of life.

Kyknet director Karen Meiring has described the passing of Surtie-Richards as indescribable.

Meiring said her journey with the late icon started in 1983.

The actress has won a tally of 60 awards during her 37-year long career.

"Shaleen and her presence was a great one and she will sincerely be missed by all but most of all by her family. My heart and thought will be with them for a long time".

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