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.
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".
#ShaleenSurtieRichards A number of celebrities who say Shaleen was like family to them, can be seen at the funeral. Karin Kortje who is delivering a musical item today says the late actress was like a mother to her. LP pic.twitter.com/sbepRUaCeOEWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 13, 2021
#ShaleenSurtieRichards Arts Minister Nathi Mthethwa has paid tribute to Surtie-Richards incredible, immeasurable body of work which spans nearly four decades. He says she will continue to inspire the youth and South Africans from all walks of life. LP pic.twitter.com/PyxE5fllEqEWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 13, 2021