‘Paljas’ actress dies


The actress Aletta Bezuidenhout, known for her roles in films such as Paljas and series like The solar circledied at 1:18 am on Tuesday at the age of 76.

Bezuidenhout’s son, Hamilton Shamley, confirmed this news in a post on Facebook and wrote that “both her sons were with her at the time of her death”.

“I will remember my mother as she lived, honest, energetic, highly intuitive and with her own special type of wisdom,” Shamley wrote of his mother.

Bezuidenhout was born in Nairobi, Kenya, but later studied drama at the University of Cape Town.

In addition to her roles in local movies, television series and stage plays, she has also appeared in international cinema In My Country opposite actors such as Samuel L Jackson and Juliette Binoche.

Condolences have already come from celebrities such as Gérard Rudolf, who plays the role of Jan Mol Paljas interpreted, flowed in.

“May your journey be gentle. You were and are one of our greatest. We mourn your passing,” Rudolf wrote on social media.