DUT sends condolences to the family of its late alumna
Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Alan Khan, released a statement to extend condolences to Pinkie Mtshali’s family and friends.
Mtshali’s last Facebook post began by saying; “A strong woman knows how to keep her life in order. Even with tears in her life, she still manages to say I’m Ok with a smile.”
The late Pinkie Mtshali was the recipient of the DUT Silver Tusk Award. Khan said Mtshali was an amazing artist who always remained humbled.
“She would often return to her alma mater at the Durban University of Technology and sing at the University’s graduation ceremonies and Gala Dinners,” said Khan.
The late performer was a founding member of the Durban Divas show where she designed and made costumes while directing and managing the group. She showed her talents by doing everything at her disposal including Opera, musicals, Pop shows and Cabarets with both local and international conductors and directors.
Mtshali’s success include an FNB Vita Nomination and a feature at the Durban International Film Festival in a movie “Sunflower”. She studied voice technique at the former Natal Technikon.
Mtshali’s friend and colleague, Bongekile Ndaba, described her late friend as a glue that kept everyone together.
“She got along so well with my mom, she chatted to her and called her more than me,” said the devastated friend.
Ndaba said Mtshali’s fans can continue seeing and hearing her laughter by watching their web series.
Picture: Pinkie Mtshali’s Facebook page