NEWSFLASH: Popular actor found dead in Soshanguve

Christopher Kubheka.

Actor Jabu Christopher Kubheka (48), known as Gunman on the television series Yizo Yizo, has died.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said Kubheka’s wife found him unconscious at their home in Soshanguve on Monday.

“Details of what led to his death are unknown but police are investigating,” said Masondo.

He said an inquest docket had been opened at Soshanguve police station.

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Family and friends gathered at the actor’s home on Tuesday, to pay their respects.

The family was expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss funeral arrangements.

Kubheka also appeared as Bazooka Khumba in SABC1 drama series Zone 14; TV dramas Jacob’s Cross, A Place Called Home; soaps Zabalaza, Gold Diggers and Generations; and Abo Mzala, Ses’Top La and Thandeka’s Diary.

In 2014 he played the role of Skhumba, a township hustler, in the comedy Vat ’n Sit produced for the eKasi+ channel on OpenView HD.

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