South African media personality, Pearl Thusi, is now the mother of a teenager, as her oldest daughter, Thando celebrated her thirteenth birthday on Monday, 14 September 2020. The mother of two took to Instagram to share a message to her daughter, whose full name is Thandolwethu Mokoena. She began by reflecting on the emotional day, which she spent coming to terms with the fact that young Thando was now a teenager.
She stated, “My hitta is a teenager... wow. I tried to celebrate your last day as a 12-year-old. You’re actually a 13-year-old now... this is crazy. Where did the time go?”. She went on to express the pride she felt for her daughter, who she claimed to have a loving nature and a big heart. Pearl even stated that Thando was a better version of herself, and had always been her biggest fan. “Thank you for being my biggest fan- I know my turn is coming soon as your own star is rising higher and higher. My treasure, my love and my abundant grace from God.”, she said. Although Thando celebrated her actual birthday in a low-key fashion, her mom assured her that the bigger celebrations were still to come.
The thirteen-year-old received many birthday wishes from Pearl’s fans, along with some of her mom’s most famous friends. Somizi Mhlongo commented on the post, acknowledging the fact that Thando was born on the same day as his mother, which Pearl responded with, “no wonder I loved her so much too…”. Basetsana Kumalo also left a length message for Pearl’s daughter, stating, “Your Mama did a fine job in raising such conscientious, kind, giving, loving and of-course beautiful young lady. Okay I better stop, because you know Glamma can write and write and write.”
See Thando’s birthday messages below.
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