Actress Sindi Buthelezi, who played Zinhle Mathe on ‘Generations’, has died.

Sindi’s older sister, Nonhlanhla Sikhakhane, confirmed the news and said a statement from the family would follow later in the day.

The actress, who was popular for her role as Zinhle Mathe, Chopper’s girlfriend on the SABC1 soapie, was 32.

Details surrounding the cause of her death are not known at this stage.


Sindi was born and raised in Gauteng’s East Rand (Ekurhuleni) in a small town called Ratanda, and started her life in the arts at the local community hall.

She joined Generations in 2013.

Tributes for the actress have started to flow on social media.