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Actress and television producer Connie Ferguson who started her career alongside Phetoe in the 90s expressed her grief in a Twitter post.
“My heart breaks! So saddened by your loss Papa David. What an honor 2 have called u “Papa” 4 the longest time!” a devastated Connie Wrote.
“U will be dearly missed. I pray 4 strength 4 your family & loved ones. Go join the other angels who advocate for us on the other side. #RIPDavidPhetoe” she continued.
David Phetoe played the role of a father to Karabo Moroka (Connie Ferguson) and Archie Moroka (Sello-Maake ka Ncube) in the first instalment of the SABC’s Generations soapie.
Phetoe has also featured on the South-African drama ‘Cry The Beloved Country’ and starred in the comedy Sgudi Snayisi, alongside the late Joe Mafela who passed away in March last year.