The Sunday Independent - - METRO -

ON FRI­DAY, the Mar­ket Theatre un­veiled one of its galleries, named af­ter one of South Africa’s young tal­ents, Lin­de­lani Buthelezi, who died at the peak of his ca­reer but who will re­main an in­spi­ra­tion to many ris­ing stars, says artis­tic di­rec­tor James Ng­cobo.

“Lin­de­lani was one of the young ac­tors who died at the height of his ca­reer. Nam­ing the gallery af­ter him recog­nises his work as an artist and his con­tri­bu­tion to the in­dus­try.

“He left a huge foot­print and an in­cred­i­ble body of work as an artist. He oozed noth­ing but ex­cel­lence.

“Au­di­ences al­ways mar­velled at his artistry and the way that he was able to have such an em­pa­thy for char­ac­ters that he por­trayed,” said James Ng­cobo

Lin­de­lani trained in drama and tele­vi­sion in Natal and joined the Natal Per­form­ing Arts Coun­cil from 1989 per­form­ing pro­duc­tions such as Mac­beth, Romeo and Juliet, JC Su­per­star and Win­nie the Pooh.

His tele­vi­sion cred­its in­clude roles in var­i­ous se­ries such as Sgudi Snaysi, Go­ing Up, Madam and Eve, Scoop Schoom­bie and Jus­tice For All.

The Lin­de­lani Buthelezi Gallery will stand along­side the Brett Goldin Board­room and the Lindiwe Chibi Board­room also named af­ter artists who lost their lives at the peak of their ca­reers.

The gallery is ex­pected to see an emer­gence of new voices and be­come a hub for crit­i­cal thinkers in the vis­ual arts.

Lin­de­lani Buthelezi

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