South African actor Jabu Christopher Kubheka who played the role of Gunman on the SABC1 drama Yizo Yizo has died after an alleged suicide, he was found in his  house on Monday afternoon.

According to reports, Jabu’s wife apparently found his dead body in their house.

Besides his role as Gunman he also appeared as Bazooka Khumba in SABC1’s drama series Zone 14, as well as in TV dramas like Jacob’s Cross, A Place Called Home, the soaps Zabalaza, Gold Diggers and Generations, as well as comedies like Abo Mzala, Ses’Top La and Thandeka’s Diary.

South Africa’s  Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa expressed his condolences to the family.