RIP: Legendary ‘Isidingo’ actor, comedian and director Clive Scott has died

South Africa mourns the loss of actor, comedian and overall entertainment legend Clive Scott who passed away at the age of 84.

RIP: Legendary ‘Isidingo’ actor, comedian and director Clive Scott has died

Filmmaker, comedian and beloved actor Clive Scott has died at the age of 84 years.

The actor’s daughter Gudrun Scott Cleghorn, confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon 28 July. The cause of his death is still unknown.


He was born Johannesburg in 1937 as Robert Clive Cleghorn and worked at a bank for two years before moving to the United Kingdom.

He stayed in the UK for 12 years, played numerous roles in English theatres, and studied acting.

He moved back home in 1970 and played Ted Dixon in The Villagers on SABC1 from 1976.

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Clive Scott played the character of barman Ted Dixon in The Villagers and appeared again as Ted Dixon in Isidingo on SABC3 twenty-three years later.

Isidingo was based on The Villagers and both of the shows were created by Gray Hofmeyer.

His fans will also remember him for his TV role in Binnelanders on kykNET as an elderly man with Alzheimer’s.

Clive also made numerous appearances in films such as My Way, The Baby Game, Bait, Sell a Million. His first film was in 1969, titled Battle of Britain.

He made an appearance in Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu in 2016 and directed several plays, such as A Community of Two, Let Sleeping Wives Lie and The Moon is Blue.

Clive was also a palm reader and a radio presenter who appeared in numerous commercials over the decades.

There has been an outpouring of tributes on social media across the globe in honour of his life.

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‘Extreme medical rarity’: Baby born with twin inside stomach

Doctors in Israel were in for a major shock following the delivery of a baby girl recently: She was born with an embryo inside her stomach, something medical officials say was a 1-in-500 000 medical rarity.

According to The Times of Israel, this is a case of “fetus-in-fetu” which occurred at at Assuta Medical Center in Ashod this past week.

“When the woman came to give birth, we got the impression that the baby had a big tummy. Because of that, the moment the baby was born, we checked her and realized that we can feel something inside her stomach, so we did ultrasound tests among others,” one of the doctors, Dr Omer Globus said.

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According to the Israeli publication, examinations on the mother already showed that the developing baby’s stomach was enlarged, and doctors were later able to confirm the unusual condition. Following the birth, the baby underwent ultrasound examinations and an X-ray. Doctors eventually managed to remove two more formations from inside the baby.

“Because of We were surprised to discover that in her stomach was a partially developed fetus. We immediately took her to the operating room and took it out. The impression we got is that there were originally two babies, and we’re checking it. The baby went through recovery for a few days and was released after her condition improved.”

Dr Omer Globus

Dr Globus further told The Times that they were able to see some bones and a heart. The baby is expected to make a full recovery and has been sent home. He said there were numerous reasons as to why such pregnancies could occur.

“It happens as part of the fetal development process when there are cavities that close during development and one of the embryos enters such a space. The fetus inside partially develops but does not live and remains there,” he said.

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