Mpho Sebeng
Image: Instagram
Mpho Sebeng
Image: Instagram

South Africans are sharing their condolences for actor Mpho Sebeng, who tragically passed away on Sunday.

The 30-year-old actor lost his life in a car accident in Potchefstroom, North West province, as confirmed by his family in a statement.

His family has requested privacy "to process the news."

Sebeng was a highly regarded actor in South Africa with nearly two decades of experience in the industry.

He began his acting career as a child, making his television debut at the age of 12.

Sebeng appeared in TV dramas such as Justice For All and Zero Tolerance, both of which received numerous awards. Additionally, he portrayed a role in the 2011 film Winnie during his high school years – a biopic about the late Winnie Mandela.

In the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards, Sebeng was nominated for Best Male Actor in a telenovela.

His acting credits also include roles in Netflix series such as Savage Beauty and Miseducation.

Fellow actor Zola Hashatsi expressed his sorrow over Sebeng's passing.

β€œIt is with a sad, deep, and painful heart to announce the passing of a young brother, a friend I took in to replace us when we exited,” he wrote on social media.

State broadcaster SABC expressed sadness over the actor's untimely demise.

"His immense contribution to the entertainment industry will never be forgotten,” SABC stated.

"Rest in peace, Mpho Sebeng," Netflix South Africa tweeted on X (formerly Twitter).