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Legendary movie interpreter, Yanga passes on

By IGIHE
On 17 août 2022 at 12:06

Legendary movie interpreter, Thomas Nkusi alias “Yanga” has passed on succumbing to natural cause. He breathed the last in South Africa where he was receiving medical attention.

His death has been confirmed to IGIHE by Junior, the brother of the deceased who is also a movie interpreter. “He died around 11:30 a.m. in South Africa where he has been receiving treatment,” he said.

His death is announced in less than a day following the demise of singer Yvan Buravan who breathed the last in India.

Yanga went to South Africa in April this year. At the time, he was accompanying his children to visit their mother who works there.

Arriving in the country, he caught a disease that his life deteriorated until he breathed the last on 17th August 2022.

Yanga started his career as a film interpreter at the age of 17 while he was a secondary school student.

He once told IGIHE that he drew inspiration at early age from neighbours who forced their meal upon the job when his family lived in Uganda.

Interpreting movies into Kinyarwanda earned him huge returns and popularity.

He however retired from the business between 2012-2013 realizing that movie interpretation was no longer lucrative enough.

Yanga will be remembered as one of pioneers of film interpretation in Rwanda.

In 2018, Yanga was diagnosed with a stomach abscess which resulted into cancer. After learning about his critical condition, Yanga felt shocked and leaned on God.

He sought assistance from pastors to pray for him and later announced that he miraculously healed from stomach cancer without undergoing surgery.

Since then, he committed to serve God for the rest of his life. Yanga had established a movie hall dubbed ‘The One Film Production’.

Yanga has breathed the last in South Africa where he was receiving treatment.
The death of Yanga has been announced by his brother, Junior.

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