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VETERAN actor Zakes Mokae, who died at the weekend in the US, was yesterday described by colleagues as a giant in the industry.
The tributes paid to Mokae are fitting, he has represented South Africa well on Broadway since the 60s, imparting his acting skills in a broad range of widely acclaimed productions.
Examples of shows in which Mokae shone include Blood Knot, which launched his career in South Africa in 1969, according to veteran actor John Kani.
Other masterpieces include Master Harold and the Boys which was written and directed by Athol Fugard.
"Zakes deserves the title of pioneer of South African artists' abroad.
"We acknowledge him for his great contribution through his work with Athol Fugard," Artistic director of the Market Theatre Malcom Purkey said.
Mokae's cousin, Gomolemo Mokae, said yesterday that funeral arrangements were still being finalised.
"A memorial service will be held at Christ the King in Sophiatown. The date and time will be announced soon," Mokae said.