Thando was shining.
As a young man he radiated the highest values of humanhood. Despite his youth he stood equal in talent, empathy, understanding and professionalism to his fellow Is’thunzi actors. Even in his quietness he radiated an electric presence. Everyone who encountered him knew that they were in the presence of a multi-talented and very pure star who would blaze a beautiful trail into the future.
Thando’s passing is a tragedy… Our hearts pour out to the Mhlontlo family and all Thando’s friends. Aside from being brilliant he was a true friend and a beloved son and brother. I’m not sure we'll ever be at peace with Thando's passing but his short life was deeply inspiring and we are grateful to have been graced with his shine. RIP Thando we all love you. You live now in our hearts forever. - Amanda Lane (Creator, writer and director of Is’thunzi)
Mzansi Magic would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the talented Thando Mhontlo.