Cape Town – The In Mermoriam section of Sunday night's 2015 South African Film and Television Awards was once again disastrous, with several names blatantly missing from the list.
The 2015 Saftas, under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Saftas organising committee, again messed up by failing to give proper attention to those the industry lost the past year in its tribute.
The In Memoriam part of the show was done with a piano and violin tribute whilst the names of those lost scrolled across TV screens and across the backdrop of the Michael Gill designed stage at Gallagher Estate.
There was no mention of the SABC cameraman Amos Sibongile Mabuza, SABC Ndebele news anchor Mhlekwa Mahlangu or soccer legend turned SuperSport presenter Isaac "Shakes" Kungwane.
The 2015 Saftas blatantly left out – or forgot – about filmmaker Nelson Nana Mahomo, stage designer Johan Engels; actor, writer and director Glyn Jones, eNCA (DStv 403) cameraman Elelwani "Dot Com" Rampfumedzi and the former Generations actress Nathi Rula.
The Umoja narrator Penuel "Hope" Ndaba who passed away in December 2014 didn't get an In Memoriam mention at the NFVF's Saftas.
Writer Nadine Gordimer got an honourable and deserved mention; however the Saftas shockingly excluded writer and critic Dan Jacobson, Andre P Brink, Mafika Pascal Gwala and Chris van Wyk.
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