- Zahara will be travelling to the Eastern Cape for Thobani’s funeral so that she can be a support to her family
- Thobani Mseleni’s funeral was held on Wednesday and his funeral is scheduled to take place this weekend
- Zahara believes Thobani touched many people’s lives, including her family
South African singer-songwriter Zahara was one of the many people who attended the memorial service for Thobani Mseleni on Wednesday this week. Although she admits she was not particularly close to Thobani, the singer said she had attended the memorial service to be there for her family, who were devastated by his death.
She added that she would be travelling to the Eastern Cape for his funeral, scheduled for Saturday so that she could continue to be a support for her parents and family, who she knew would want to attend.
She commented that:
"Thobani was the kind of person who respected people and I know that that is why my family loved him so much. He was a joy to be around and that is why I went to celebrate his life. Not only for me‚ but also for my family.”
She added that she really admired how he was able to bring unity to people and how this was even reflected in his death.
"He was humble and he really loved. You always learnt something if you sat with him. Like one of the last conversations, we had‚ he was talking about how it makes no sense to dwell in sorrow when you can just focus on joy. He said‚ 'Hai maan mntase‚ if you can't change things‚ then change the way you look at them.'"
Briefly.co.za reported on the tragic death of this star when it happened. In the article: South Africa left reeling after horror car crash claims the lives of 5 of SA's young celebrities: we reported that:
Condolences have poured in for the families of the five people who died in a horrific car accident on Saturday morning in Queenstown. Among those that died were Akhumzi Jezile, news anchor Thobani Mseleni and singer/actress Siyasanga Kobese. The other two victims identities have not been revealed.
Zahara started singing in her school’s choir at the age of six and has not stopped singing ever since. She released her first album in 2011. It was called Loliwe and it went platinum in just 13 days. In 2012 she won eight awards including Best Female Artist and Album of the Year.
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