2016 was the year of many losses and although death is inevitable we were not ready for the continues loss of lives in the entertainment industry.
The loss of young celebrity fathers and husbands was what really hit people hard this year.
His sudden passing left us all shell-shocked, having had a successful career in Gospel music Sfiso passed away on the 5th of December after succumbing to a kidney failure. He survived by his wife, Ayanda and his two sons Ngcweti and Mawenza Ncwane.
Although we knew he was sickly, we did not expect that Mandoza was going to succumb to his sickness at such a young age. Even though his wife, Mpho had requested for the nation to keep her husbands in prayer as he was extremely sick, we all hoped that Mandoza would beat his cancer.
When Mandoza passed away on the 18th of September which was a Sunday, it rained hard that day, some even comparing the rain to the tears of the entire nation.
Gugu's sudden death also hit the nation hard, Gugu passed away on the 18th of July whilst summiting Mount Kilimanjaro with his wife Letshego Zulu. Gugu passed away doing what he loves, which is immersing himself in adventure and helping those who are in need.
He may be the eldest in the list but Mr Nyembezi Kunene aka Malum' Jabulani on Generations, also passed on this year in June. Kunene succumbed to his battle with diabetes.
Refiloe Motha who was the member of Coca-Cola Pop stars group, Refiloe Motha.