Tributes pour in for veteran TV star Michelle Molatlou

JOHANNESBURG – An outpouring of tributes from fans continue as news of the death of veteran Michelle Molatlou broke. Molatlou lost a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday evening. She was the last Miss Black South Africa before the pageant was discontinued in 1993.

Molatlou passed away at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein at the age of 44. Speaking of behalf of the family, her brother Kgosi Monye said the actress was a “fighter till the end” and died surrounded by love.

“Michelle died surrounded by lots of love with the family and friends. She succumbed to her battle with cervical cancer on Tuesday 19th December 2017 at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein.” Monye said.

He added: “Michelle was a consummate professional, a loving mother to her two sons, a caring child to her parents, siblings and a good friend to many.” Michelle challenged many stereotypes faced by beauty queens as Miss Black South Africa and she defied them as an actress, presenter and later as a business woman.

Molatlou acted in many productions such as Kgatelopele, Generations, In the Name of Love and Mokgonyana Matswale. She was also a television presenter for Mamepe before she decided to go into the corporate world.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


16 − 14 =