Celebrities Who've Recently Lost Loved Ones

Our ZAlebs are going through a difficult time

By  | Jul 08, 2021, 04:00 PM 

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This week, and weeks prior have been very sombre in Zalebville. Almost everyday we ware seeing RIPs from our media personalities. One thing about death is that it does not matter how many times it knocks on the door, no one can say they are accustomed to.

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While people across the country mourn loved ones for many different causes of death, our celebrities are also sadly not spared from this painful experience and going through the grieving process.

Connie Ferguson 

Actress and businesswoman Connie Ferguson is mourning the passing of her brother. Taking to Instagram to announce the sad news, Connie sad she is happy that her brother is no longer in pain. She said his last days on Earth were painful and uncomfortable: "Budas, I thank God that I was able to spend some time with you on Pops’ birthday. After so many years! I believe this was God's way of giving us the opportunity to say goodbye, to build final memories together, and to celebrate life one final time together."

She also shared her favorite childhood memories that she made with her late brother. She said his memory will live on.

Mduduzi Mabaso 

Actor, Mduduzi Mabaso, better known to his adoring fans as 'Suffocate' (a role he has portrayed on eTV's Rhythm City for over 10 years) is going through a tough period at the moment. The star, who is also a husband and father, sadly lost his father recently. Mduduzi broke the news on his Instagram, with a short tributing to his dad that read: "As you would say Papa! I will miss you,may your soul rest in internal peace.Inna lillahi wa Inna Ilayhi raji''u (Truly,to Allah we belong and truly,to him we shall return)".

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube

Last month Sello Maake Ka-Ncube announced the passing of his brother. This week,  the legendary actor is mourning yet another loss of a loved one. He took to Instagram to share the sad news with a statement that revealed the late Virginia Maake succumbed to COVID-19.The statement read: "It is with a sad heart and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Maake. She sadly succumbed to COVID_19 on the 1st of July."

He thanked his fans for their support and prayers during this difficult time. He also shared that they will be having a family-only burial ceremony because of the lockdown regulations.

Thapelo Mokoena 

Trackers actor Thapelo Mokoena also recently revealed that they have lost an important figure in their family – one that has held them together for the longest of time. “TAKE A BOW maKHUMALO. Yesterday afternoon uGogo, one of the Women who home-delivered Me to Life called it a day. 92 Years of God’s absolute Divinity & Presence. A God Force!” Mokoena attributes his success to his grandmother and thanked her for all the pearls of wisdom. “We are who we are today because of Carol Fikile Msimango. You lived to see, touch & pray over your Great-grandchildren. Thank you for the Life lessons maKhumalo. Thank you for our conversation on Saturday. I won’t forget a thing. I’ll archive all your recordings, videos, voice notes & messages for the future generations.”

Kgopedi Oa Namane Lilokoe 

Former Midday News and Africa Watch anchor on Metro FM, Kgopedi Oa Namane Lilokoe, is mourning her husband. According to a tweet, Kgopedi's husband, Rev Thapelo Lilokoe (affectionately called 'Pastor T' by many Bethesdans) of Bethesda Methodist Mission, passed away on the 5th of July. He left behind his wife, Kgopedi, and their children. Rev Lilokoe was responsible for officiating Somizi's actres mother Mam' Mary Twala's funeral last year.

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