Tributes Pour In For Beloved South African Actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards

‘Nenna’ was a household name for South Africans and we’re sad to hear of her untimely death.

Shaleen Surtie-Richards’ family has confirmed that the beloved actress has passed away. Surtie-Richards was a South African television, stage, and film actress. 

She is best known for her role in ‘Egoli: Place of Gold’ as the much-loved Ester ‘Nenna’ Williamse. She also appeared in the 1988 film, ‘Fiela se Kind’, ‘Generations’, and most-recently in Quanita Adams’ film ‘Swirl’.

The veteran actress was one of South Africa’s most decorated stars. With a myriad of awards and nominations behind her name, Surtie-Richards continued to work until her passing. 

Shaleen Surtie-Richards visited Jacaranda FM in 2020. 

Tributes poured in for the actress from people in the entertainment industry, as well as television viewers. 

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