Welcome Msomi Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Welcome Msomi Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Welcome Msomi.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
mourns the death of veteran playwright & choreographer Welcome Msomi. The DA sends our heartfelt condolences to Msomi’s family loved ones & creative Industry.
Lala ngoxolo Baba Msomi
The @Our_DA mourns the death of veteran playwright & choreographer Welcome Msomi. The DA sends our heartfelt condolences to Msomi’s family loved ones & creative Industry.
Lala ngoxolo Baba Msomi pic.twitter.com/Mgjw4u7KvB
— People’s servant (@tsepomhlongo) July 4, 2020
We mourn the passing of Veteran Playwright Welcome Msomi. We at the NAC send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the nation. Rest in Peace Veteran.
We mourn the passing of Veteran Playwright Welcome Msomi. We at the NAC send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the nation. Rest in Peace Veteran. pic.twitter.com/5EZ4mSkijr
— NAC South Africa (@nacsouthafrica) July 6, 2020
Veteran playwright Welcome Msomi has died at age 76, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture announced.
The department said the theatre great had succumbed to a short illness.
Msomi was set to be sentenced later this year, after being found guilty of fraud and theft for stealing R8 million from the Living Legends Legacy Programme trust account. However the matter was postponed due to his health.
The initiative was established by the department in 2015, to honour performers.
“Despite the unfortunate events that led to his conviction in 2019, Welcome Msomi leaves a formiddable legacy,” the department said in its statement.
“Bab’Msomi wrote his first book at the age of 15 and went on to make his name in Zulu literature as well as South African Theatre. He is globally renowned for writing and directing theatre play uMabatha.
“The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and was performed all over the world in isiZulu. He also worked at the then Radio Bantu, today known as Ukhozi FM, where he wrote and performed in plays that were broadcast on the national radio station.”
The department further added: “uBab’Msomi was behind the progression of the Zulu dance choreography and over time, developed a cult-like following. Something he will forever be remembered for.”
@myanc_ is deeply saddened by the passing of Veteran playwright, Welcome Msomi. He passed away on saturday, 04 July 2020, at the age of 76. The performing arts industry is poorer without experienced legends, like Msomi. #RIPWelcomeMsomi
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.