South Africa has once more lost a hero, with the devastating news of the passing of one of the greatest stars to ever grace the entertainment industry in the 1980's-1990's. Famously known as V Mash born name Vinolia Mashego was an actress, TV presenter and businesswoman who emerged into the South African TV industry in 1980s and 1990s. Being one of the people's favourite on the famously known musical show known as Jam-Alley being the original IT-Girl presenter with her favourite saying "Iyoh Bangani iyoh..". Friend and fellow actor Zola Hashatsi announced that Vinolia Mashego passed on in her sleep on Friday 3 April.
Many of the new generation may know her from her role on Mzansi Magic drama "Isibaya" S2 and most recently, as a presenter on prank show "Bheka Sikumbambileon' Moja Love", which premiered in March 2020. May her soul rest in peace. SA musicians and celebs took to social media to share special messages of the late V Mash;
An icon who has gone way too soon. Rest in power to a fearless trailblazer. Thank you for your infectious energy and unshakable confidence. It inspired many. ❤️????????❤️ #RIPVMash— #OwnYourThrone???? (@Boity) April 6, 2020
Legend!!!! The greatest of all time!!!! No one came close!!! Spat out by our ungrateful industry. Changed the game for ever. Her style still lives in most of our presenters!!!! A great has fallen. #RIPVMash https://t.co/iY0WMMEaUO— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) April 6, 2020
Rest easy V Mash. Our Friday nights in front of our TV screens were lit, thanks to you. Condolences to loved ones. Modimo keyo ???????? pic.twitter.com/xb9SLolYCF— Brother Bear ???? (@Blaklez) April 6, 2020
Rest In Eternal Peace Mama, uyenzile into yakho, wayibeka induku ebandla...— Inja Ka Mdeva (@ZakweSA) April 6, 2020
Azange Bangani Azange https://t.co/vO3OVGejF6
Rest in power Vinolia VMash Mashego. You rocked our world when we were growing up, we were learning how to present nokuphapha kamnandi eTV and we didn’t even know it! You will never be forgotten! pic.twitter.com/TlVRq7qpbw— Thomas Gumede (@ThomasGumede) April 7, 2020