We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

'The Estate' actor Siyanda Sesimani has died

Actor Siyanda Sesimani dies after weeks spent in coma.
Actor Siyanda Sesimani dies after weeks spent in coma.
Image: Instagram/ Siyanda Sesimani

The Estate actor Siyanda Sesimani, popularly known for his stint on Soul City, has died.

Actor Zola Hashatsi confirmed the news to TshisaLIVE, saying Siya died on Friday.

“It hurts me deeply. Imagine how his family feels and how his daughter feels. It just hurts,” he said. 

Speaking on the cause of his death, Zola revealed that Siyanda had been in a coma since February 15, after he was injured in a house burglary. 

Zola said Siya was due for a surgery on Monday with the hope that he would recover.

“There was a doctor outsourced to operate on his head on Monday, which was his birthday. He was in ICU but if he came back, he would have never been the same Siya that we knew before.” he said.

“I don't know if it was a burglary because it just feels personal. Our industry is filled with jealousy ... but I don't know. It's confusing. He was kind, soft, a gentle soul with few friends.”

Lamenting the death of his close friend, Zola took to his social media timeline with a tribute.

“The love you had for your daughter was commendable. You were a present Father. I pray I never find the people that did this to you coz I don't know what I will do. It's emotionally, mentally, physically draining to write RIP every week. I am NOT OK.” he wrote.

Take a look at the Twitter posts below:

Would you like to comment on this article? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.