Rhythm City has joined dozens of friends and fans paying their tribute and respect to the late Sipho Ngema who flawlessly played the role of Reymond on the show.
The actor took his last breath before sleeping an eternal sleep in a Johannesburg hospital last week after suffering from pulmonary hypertension which led to his heart to fail.
In a statement, Rhythm City’s creative director Eric Itumeleng Mogale said they had lost a friend and a fighter.
“ We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the Ngema family. May the Good Lord protect your beautiful hearts in these challenging times. We truly lost a friend, a fighter and an artist.
Eric said he had known Sipho for years and was heartbroken by the news of his death.
“ I worked with Sipho for many years. I knew him when he was still doing props for Scandal in 2005 before he pursued his love for acting. He played a stint role in Rhythm City as Lerato Tselapedi’s boyfriend from Rustenburg. May your soul live on Mthi wam ( Sipho Ngewnya).
Besides his role on Rhythm City as Reymond, Sipho was loved for his role on Uzalo as Terror and a drug lord in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Stash in 2013. And most recently he featured on etv’s Isipho.
Sipho’s daughter said she’ll always miss his father for his kindness and sensitive side. While many knew him as a hard-core man on screen. He was a softie at home.
“ I will definitely miss his voice and love for music. To the world, he seemed hard-core and strict but he was a gentle softie to his six children.