Messages of condolences have been pouring in for actress Lebohang Mpyana famously known as Khelina following her death on Thursday. Mpyana, who is also a comedian, died after a short illness. 

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A family member confirmed in a short statement on Thursday that the Limpopo-born has passed on.  “It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our daughter Lebogang Mpyana.

“Lebo died after a short illness. We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers in this time of bereavement. Memorial service and funeral service details will follow,” read the statement.

She was also well-known for her comedy videos on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. She made jokes in her home language, Sepedi.

Mpyana also appeared on “Mathata Ke Eng”, a Moja Love show, and was also a singer. She once auditioned for “SA Idols” and was featured in the Wooden Mic segment.

Messages of condolences have been pouring in for actress Lebohang Mpyana famously known as Khelina following her death on Thursday.
The late Lebohang ‘Khelina’ Mpyana

DEATH OF LEBOHANG KHELINA MPYANA SHOCKS ENTERTAINMENT FRATERNITY 

“Mzansi Magic would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Lebohang Lettie Mpyana. She was popularly known for her role as Khelina on #DiepCityMzansi. Her contribution and dedication to the industry will forever be treasured,” wrote Mzansi Magic.

Black Brain Productions also shared a tribute to the actress.

“With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of Lebohang Mpyana, who portrayed the iconic role of ‘Khelina’ in our beloved show,” they said. 

“In the Black Brain family, we stand together in profound sadness and the loss we feel and the incredible impact she had on all of us. Her departure leaves a void in our hearts and in the entertainment industry.

“Lebohang’s unique presence and unwavering dedication brought ‘Khelina’ to life in a way that will never be forgotten. Her contributions will continue to inspire aspiring actors and actresses to pursue their dreams fearlessly, reminding them that perseverance and hard work can make a lasting impact.”