Gunman from Yizo Yizo has died

Loyal supporters of the late Yizo Yizo actor Christopher Kubheka, who was famously known for his role as Gunman, have been tweeting messages of support and condolences to the family through the #ripgunman.

TimesLive reported that Gunman committed suicide and that this was confirmed by police.

The actor was last seen at his home in Soshanguve. His wife apparently returned home and found him dead.

Many tributes tweeted “In honour of the great Bazooka, can SABC 1 bring us Yizo Yizo back.”

According to, the drama was one of South Africa’s most talked because it;

  • Reflected a world and reality that no-one had shown on South African television before
  • Was debated in parliament
  • Received unprecedented media coverage and won numerous awards locally and around the world.

Some of the famous actors/actresses that featured in the drama are:

  1. Thembi Seete (Rhythm City)
  2. Bonginkosi Dlamini (Zola 7)
  3. Ernest Msibi (Chester)
  4. Ronnie Nyakale (Cosmo from Generations the Legacy)
  5. Vuyo Dabula (Kumkani “Gadaffi”)
  6. Jet Novuka (Zakes)
  7. Nandi Nyembe (Lily)
  8. Meshack Mavuso (Javas)
  9. Nambitha Mpumlwana (Mawande Mememla) etc.

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