Actress and former beauty queen Michelle Molatlou passed away on Tuesday. Tributes have been pouring in for former Miss Black SA who died of cervical cancer yesterday in the National Hospital in Bloemfontein. “We are heartbroken to share and confirm the news that Tshegofatso Michelle Molatlou has passed away,” said her friend Lebo Keswa on behalf of the family. The 44-year-old mother of two was described as a humble, wonderful, loving and a good friend to many and someone with a caring spirit. As the last Miss Black South Africa, Michelle courageously challenged the stereotypes on beauty queens. She went on to become an actress and has starred in popular shows like Generations, Kgatelo Pelo, In the Name of Love and Mokgonyana Matswale and was a presenter for Mamepe.
Since the news of her passing tributes have bee flooding in on social media of people showing their love for Michelle:
— Cougaring&Raccooning (@soniamotaung) December 19, 2017
Condolences to the family of actress and former beauty queen #MichelleMolatlou who passed away today. The former presenter of TV magazine show Mamepe “succumbed to her battle with cervical cancer”
RIP ? pic.twitter.com/oUAPei1vVu
— South African Heroes (@SA_Heroes) December 19, 2017
May you Rest in Eternal peace, my beloved sister Michelle molatlou pic.twitter.com/PBJi3c5BJa
— Lekau Takalo (@LekauTakalo) December 20, 2017
— Kgomotso Christopher (@kgchristopher) December 19, 2017
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