The Congress of South African Trade Unions mourns the passing of veteran Playwright Welcome Msomi. We send our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
He was a gifted writer and a trailblazer who was at home doing radio, theatre, and other mediums of entertainment. He will forever be known for writing and directing theatre play uMabatha.
He had a beautiful mind that he used to nurture and elevate the performing arts and the entertainment sector in South Africa to a much higher level.
He did not just manage to put South Africa on a global stage, but he encouraged and inspired many to pursue the performing arts. He will be sorely missed.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!
Issued by COSATU
Sizwe Pamla (COSATU National Spokesperson)
Tel: 011 339 4911
Fax: 011 339 5080
Cell: 060 975 679