Actress Nomathemba “Thembsie” Matu famous for her Petronella role in telenovela The Queen has lost her beloved husband Peter Sebotsa.
The 73-year-old man who served as an Anglican lay minister reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at home in Brackendowns, Alberton, Ekurhuleni. The death was confirmed by Matu herself, who had made an Instagram post mourning her loss.
“Last Thursday, I tragically lost my dear husband, my rock, whom I’ve been with for 36 years. It’s been a very difficult time for us, and we ask that you keep us in your prayers as we plan for the funeral, and the days after that. We’re a family that trusts God, and we believe that he will carry us through.”
The circumstances around the incident have not been revealed.
The colleagues of the actress have already sent their deepest condolences to the family.
The elderly man’s remains will be buried during a ceremony in Alberton on Saturday.