Remembering Daphney Hlomuka, 15 years since her passing.

Remember Sis May? Look What Happened To Her.
often credited as Daphne Hlomuka) was a South African actress best known for her starring role as Sis’ May in the TV1/SABC1 television sitcom ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi, in the 1980s and 1990s. She was our favorite strict mom on our little black and white tvs

Sis Daphney Hlomuka died of kidney cancer at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg on 1 October 2008, at the age of 59. She was survived by her husband, Elliot Ngubane, and their four children.



Hlomuka-Ngubane started the role of Sis May on the long-running SABC TV show S’gudi S’naysi, starring alongside Joe Mafela. She had been a part of our favorite show since it began in 1986, playing the role of a middle-aged woman who lived in Soweto. Mafela played an unemployed man who came to lodge with her. She also played Nikiwe in Soul City. Hlomuka-Ngubane was still working with the SABC at the time of her saddening death.