Although we made it to the end of the traumatic year that was 2020, some of us weren’t so lucky. Even our very own celebrities had to deal with the pain of losing a loved one, and most of them were due to the even more deadlier second wave of COVID-19.
Let’s take a look at some of our SA celebs who have been subjected to the pain of losing a dear family member of friend during the festive season.
Businesswoman and model Kefilwe Mabote rang in the new year on a somber not she revealed the news of the sudden death of her mother Matlhodi Dorothy Mabote. The details surrounding the cause of her death have been kept private but judging from the loads of memories Mabote shared, they were the closest of friends.
Phelo Bala shared a photo of himself with his husband Moshe after attending the funeral of his uncle who died of COVID-19.
Anga Makhubalo also known as Naakmusiq shared that he lost his grandmother during the festive holidays but he is happy that she witnessed him become a star before her passing.
Actress and mother to be Zikhona Sodlaka shared the sad news of the passing of her father. Sodlaka posted a tribute to her dad and a heartfelt message expressing the hurt that she and her family are going through.
Masasa has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 like many others and has lost more than just one loved one due to the virus which include her friend and her brother.
My brother arrived at Livingstone Hospital with a 52% oxygen pic.twitter.com/FuutMCT5qz
— Bhut’ Masasa (@MsMasasa) December 28, 2020
Zinhle didn’t reveal much about the relation of the deceased however she did mention that it was a loved one and they also died because of the COVID-19 outbreak. She further cautioned her followers to protect themselves and the people they love.
Lost someone I love dearly because of Covid. My heart is broken. Please take care of yourselves.
— #Indlovu #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) December 29, 2020
Award winning singer Nathi Mankayi shred the tragic loss of both his parents just days apart as a result of COVID-19. Nathi dedicated his birthday to honoring the memory of his beloved mother and father.
Kweziveki zimbini zidlulileyo I lost my dearest mother & father in a matter of days & experienced the darkest days of my life.
I felt & still feel pain in ways that can't be put to words. With that said, today, on my birthday day, I celebrate them!
Lalani ngoxolo mama no tata. pic.twitter.com/JIv50TSccf
— Nathi Mankayi (@IamNathiMankayi) December 23, 2020
Zodwa Wabantu posted a video of herself in tears and revealed sad the passing of her aunt due to COVID-19.