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Monday, 03 July 2023 17:11

Producer, writer, and co-creator of Yizo Yizo Teboho Mahlatsi passes away.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

South African film director, writer, and co-creator of Yizo Yizo Teboho Moseling Mahlatsi has passed away aged 49.

The tragic news were posted on social media by comedian David Kau on behalf of the family of Teboho Mahlatsi.

Mahlatsi was part of the groundbreaking and controversial youth drama Yizo Yizo (1999), which is currently being aired on the streaming service Netflix, Portrait of a Young Man Drowning (1999), and For Love and Broken Bones (2016).

He has been behind the creation of Bomb's drama series such as Jacobs Cross, Isibaya, and Ayeye. After being with Bomb Productions for two decades, Mahlatsi started a new company, Moseling Films.

Mahlatsi had collaborated with a Kenyan crew, including the co-director in the making of Shuga: Love, Sex and Money. The movie featured on MTV Base and also syndicated for free on global television channels, particularly in Africa.

In 1993, Mahlatsi earned a degree from the Johannesburg-based Africa Cultural Centre Film & Television Course.

At the 2018 USIBA Awards, he was recognized for his trailblazing efforts in the audiovisual and creative industries. In 2002, he was given the Tribute Entertainment Achiever of the Year honor.

Mahlatsi leaves behind his wife and two kids. Fullview extend its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.