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The funeral service for Shaleen Surtie Richard’s is underway.

Surtie-Richards, 66, was found dead in a guesthouse in Cape Town on Monday.

The service is taking place at Durbanville Memorial Park.

The Cape Town-born actress won more than 40 awards and acted in numerous movies and festivals in South Africa and London.

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She will always be remembered for her starring role in Egoli: Place of Gold as Ester “Nenna” Willemse.

Surtie-Richards also received acclaim for her role as Fiela Komotie in the movie Fiela se Kind.



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