Maggie Benedict is a multi-award-winning actress who had her thrust into the limelight with her on-screen character on Generations. On the SABC 1 drama series Generations, she starred as Akhona Griffiths or Memela. She had the plug and the bling. The celebrated English actress was out of this world.
With an illustrious career spanning years, her ascent made us fall in love with her on-screen characters. In the wake of her newfound fame, she was dupped as the next big thing on Mzansi’s small screens. Against the backdrop of her big wins, she went MIA leaving Mzansi more than confused about her whereabouts.
Is she dead or alive.
In recent years, we have tried to connect the dots on her whereabouts. She last graced South African small screens nearly 12 years ago, leaving many questions being asked about her well-being and what she has been up to. What’s even surprising is that her social media accounts have not been active since 2013 despite having a considerable following across all social media platforms.
A few years ago, several tabloids peddled that she was dead, but no official statement was released regarding her death. Therefore, we have rubbished the claims. Mzansi last heard about her whereabouts when she was dragged to the courts after social media levelled a case against her. She was accused of bleaching her daughter. Several sources say she was nabbed and sent behind bars, but no official statement ever circulated regarding the matter.
Unlike other A-list who weigh into daring allegations like these to clear their names, Akhona decided to let it slide. However, several pictures of her spotted during what seemed to be court sessions made rounds on social media. We lost a gem, and if anyone knows about her whereabouts, informing the troubled Mzansi will be an excellent kind gesture.
During her illustrious career on Mzansi small screens, she managed to star alongside some of the best actors, the likes of Connie Ferguson, Leleti Khumalo, the late Menzi Ngubane and Rami Chiume. She capped her career with several accolades thanks to her on-screen characters in Attack On Darfur and Stepped to a start-up. She also had features in Hard Copy, 7de Laan, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Geraamtes in die Kas, Super Wings and many other shows.