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Sizwe Banzi Is Dead’ Playwright Winston Ntshona Passes Away At 76

South African playwright, actor and anti-apartheid activist Winston Ntshona has died at the age of 76.

According to Times Live, the Tony award winning playwright had been ill for the last 8 years.

Speaking on his passing, his son Lawula said: “Thus far we are just reeling in shock but we are coming together as a family.”

Ntshona has won numerous awards for his contribution to theatre‚ including the prestigious Tony Award in 1975 for writing and acting in ‘Sizwe Banzi Is Dead’ .