It is a huge loss. He was so passionate about everything he did, especially growing community radio. He was such a kind soul. He would fight any battle for those he loved and was so selfless
The actor and radio presenter had been a part of the soapie since it first aired in 2011.
Skeem Skaam actor Karabo Mokhubela has passed away at the age of 40.
The actor, who played the role of Jazzy T on the popular soapie, reportedly died on Sunday night, 26 July 2020.
The news was confirmed by Skeem Skaam‘s official page on Twitter.
It’s sad news for SABC 1 drama series Skeem Saam team and fans. Not so long ago Skeem Saam lost one of their actors Charles Maja who played the role of Big Boy Mabitsela.
Now they have just lost another actor, Karabo Mokhubela. He played the role of Jazzy T and was Bontle’s onscreen boyfriend on the drama series.
On Skeem Saam Karabo was friends with Mangaliso and Leeto as they were doing music together. The cause of his sudden death is still unknown.
Karabo was born in April 1980, thus he passed on at the age of 40. May his family and friends be comforted during this difficult period of time.
Fans and friends filled social media with tributes to the actor.
His friend Xola Nozewu told SA TIMES he was left devastated by the news.
“I got the call on Saturday and I couldn’t believe it. You don’t want to believe it. I wish we could say it is not true. It’s like a bad dream that you just want to wake up from. I spoke to him earlier this month and he was his usual happy self. He was just larger than life and is going to be missed.”
The pair met while working on several government productions, with Karabo as a host on some projects. They also worked together to grow community radio in the country.
“It is a huge loss. He was so passionate about everything he did, especially growing community radio. He was such a kind soul. He would fight any battle for those he loved and was so selfless.”
Actress Kea Leburu, who plays the role of his girlfriend on Skeem Saam , also paid tribute to the star, saying she would always remember him.
“RIP to my on-screen boyfriend, Karabo Mokhubela ‘JAZZY T’. I will always miss you, hun,” she wrote.