Ngakane memorial service

A MEMORIAL service for veteran actor Sam Ngakane will be held at Uncle Tom's Hall in Orlando West, Soweto, at 1pm today.

A MEMORIAL service for veteran actor Sam Ngakane will be held at Uncle Tom's Hall in Orlando West, Soweto, at 1pm today.

Ngakane, 86, died at Helen Joseph Hospital on Sunday.

Ngakane acted in popular TV dramas such as Mopheme, Lesiba and Inkinsela yaseMgungundlovu.

His deep voice was used in radio adverts such as King Korn Mtombo-Mmela and BB pipe tobacco.

Ngakane was also the baritone singer of jazz group The Skylarks, Miriam Makeba's early backing group. He also produced some of the group's greatest hits.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday at St Martin Catholic Church in Orlando West at 8am.

The cortege will leave for Avalon Cemetery at 10am. - Namhla Tshisela

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