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Former Jam Alley presenter Vinolia Mashego dies

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It is believed ‘V-Mash’ died in her sleep.

Former ‘Jam Alley’ presenter Vinolia Mashego, aka ‘V-Mash’ has sadly passed away at her Mamelodi home in Pretoria. She was 56 years old.

According to Mashego’s younger sister Prelley Seale, they received the news of  Mashego’s death on Monday morning. 

“It’s true. We got the news this morning. We are still shocked and we don’t know what happened to her,” her younger sister Prelley Seale told a national online news site.

Zola Hlashatshi, a friend of the deceased also took to social media to announce the death of the TV star. 

He wrote: “It is with great sadness and tears in my eyes and a broken heart to announce the passing of Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash she passed peacefully in her sleep. 

“She was well known as the enegertic Jam Alley Presenter and recently made a come back as the presenter on @mojalovetv’s Bheka Sikubambile #RIPVinoliaMashego Funeral will be this Friday 10th April 2020. Limited to Family. Please respect the family, friends and us to mourn peacefully.” (sic))

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It is with great sadness and tears in my eyes and a broken heart to announce the passing of Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash she passed peacefully in her sleep on Fruday 03rd of April 2020. She was well known as the enegertic Jam Alley Presenter and recently made a come back as the presenter on @mojalovetv’s Bheka Sikubambile #RIPVinoliaMashego Funeral will be this Friday 10th April 2020. Limited to Family. Please respect the family, friends and us to mourn peacefully.

A post shared byZola Hashatsi(@zola_hashatsi) on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:42am PDT

BREAKING NEWS: Former TV presenter of Jam Alley fame Vinolia ‘V – Mash’ Mashego has passed away. Confirmed by Mashego Family.#RIPVMash#RIPVinoliaMashego@IOL@TheCitizen_News@SABCNewsOnline@dailysunsa@SundayWorldZA@IsolezweNews@eNCA@Newzroom405@News24pic.twitter.com/9JeGBS6BOh

— Khanyi Magubane (@Khanyi_Magubane)April 6, 2020

Having learned about the news, those who knew Vinolia remember her as the girl with blonde hair, popular back in the early 90’s as she presenting every Friday night on Jam Alley, with Paul Mnisi. 

Happy#ThrowBackThursday What do you remember about Jam Alley?pic.twitter.com/bM1lkWcmwe

— SABC1 (@Official_SABC1)August 14, 2014

#RIPVMash We wouldn’t miss an episode of Jam Alley because of you.pic.twitter.com/jvKeukvUqb

— Goodwill Thomo (@Goodwill_Thomo)April 6, 2020

With your Bold Blonde hair, that alone was dare. I couldn’t get enough of you, your energy gave me chills each time, I jammed to your vibe. You did You and that’s why everyone knows your name and surname today. Iyo bangane Iyo 🙏🏽#RIPVMashpic.twitter.com/kMmGtfRZmj

— That Limpopo Diva- Lejoy💎 (@lethaboLejoy)April 6, 2020

Sweet messages poured for V-Mash, as who she was known as since the return on Moja Love, hosting a prank the show “Bheka Sik’bambile”

RIP: TV personality and former Generations star, Vinolia Mashego has passed away.

Mashego was currently a host of Bheka Sik’bambile on Moja Love.

She was 56.#RIPVinoliaMashego#RIPVMashpic.twitter.com/4ZPF47XX8p

— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela)April 6, 2020

An Icon! A Legend! A Trailblazer! Ausi Hilda Letlalo. Thanks for the memories Aunty!#RIPVMashpic.twitter.com/kY72xUae6U

— Zamani Khethelo (@ZamaniNKhethelo)April 6, 2020

5.4.3.2.1 Your time is up! 💔💔💔

Thank you for all the entertaining moments. You played your part, in South African POP CULTURE.

RIP Vinolia “VMash” aka “Mama Oratiloe” Mashego#RIPVMashpic.twitter.com/bnKc8R8fQr

— Keletso (@KeletsoNkata)April 6, 2020

VINOLIA MASHEGO. What a time and privilege to have experienced and been a part of her MAGIC✨ The original#BlackGirlMagic#RIPVMASH🙏🏾♥️#OneTimepic.twitter.com/g0BTOkBFFw

— S H I B A – This Girl’s Golf Diary (@FelicityShiba)April 6, 2020

More tributes for Vinolia. 

Watch: We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of a pioneer of South African Television, Vinolia Mashego popularly known as V-Mash, who became a leader of popular culture in the 90’s and will forever be remembered for breathing life into the soul of our nation#RIPVMashpic.twitter.com/2uHlZefT6p

— Department of Arts & Culture (@ArtsCultureSA)April 6, 2020

Not sure if it’s true about VMash but if it is, then The Greatest Of All Time has left the building…no one has gone close to her artistry and genius as a Host/presenter.#RIPVMASH

— Andile Ncube (@AndileNcube)April 6, 2020

5.4.3.2.1 Your time is up! 💔💔💔

Thank you for all the entertaining moments. You played your part, in South African POP CULTURE.

RIP Vinolia “VMash” aka “Mama Oratiloe” Mashego#RIPVMash pic.twitter.com/bnKc8R8fQr

— Keletso (@KeletsoNkata) April 6, 2020

Growing up i wanted to be on Jam Alley so bad. I wrote letters week in, week out. I still know the address by heart

Jam Alley

PO Box 91102

Auckland Park

Pedi, nnoto, nnoto, tshelela (2006)#RIPVMash

— Tsepiso Nzayo (@TsepisoNzayo) April 6, 2020

Vinolia Mashego the “IT girl” from the ‘90s has sadly passed away😭😭💔💔

This was the Bonang of the 1990s, multi-talented Actor, Presenter and Diva Extraordinaire!