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In memoriam

Famed (and feared) celebrity journalist Nomakula “Kuli” Roberts passed away yesterday. She was 49. She was known for her often controversial column, “Bitches Brew” in Sunday World, which landed her in hot water in 2011 over derogatory comments about coloured people. 

The mother of two did stints as a broadcaster, novelist, actress (she appeared in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela The Queen and Netflix’s film Angeliena) and even dabbled in SA politics, making headlines in 2021 with a short-lived stint in Mzwanele Manyi’s ATM party. It’s not yet known what caused her death. Sithi lala ngoxolo Sis’Kuli. 🕊️🕊️

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 11 February 2022. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.