Dealing with the loss of a loved one is not easy, and it becomes even harder when it is done in the public eye. However, Mzansi women are strong, and Simz Ngema, Ayanda Ncwane and Lerato Sengadi proved that they can weather anything life throws at them with grace.
Simz Ngema, Ayanda Ncwane and Lerato Sengadi are three women who showed their courage this year when they dealt with loss and pain in the public eye.
They lost their soulmates but kept their heads held high and worked through the pain as the country watched in awe.
These ladies picked up the pieces of their broken hearts and lives and inspired thousands of South African women in the process.
They may still be in mourning and experience pain at their loss, but they're doing so gracefully.
Briefly.co.za took a look at these women and felt a small tribute is well-deserved.
Dumi Masilela died during a hijacking gone wrong. August 2018 marked a year since his death, and his widow has done exceptionally.
She has travelled a difficult journey but was determined to make her hubby’s dream of releasing his latest album come true. Thanks to her love and dedication, Eternal Crush was released on the 7th of December and features awesome tracks like Uphushiwe (which he sang to Simz on their wedding) and Yume, a beautiful ode to his wife.
Sfiso passed away two years ago on the 5th of December after complications because of kidney failure. Ayanda has been dealing with her loss very well, despite his death being so close to Christmas.
She took her pain and harnessed it into something that could inspire her. This led her to give Mzansi one of its biggest gospel hits of 2018. Ayanda also went on to write a book that she dedicated to Sifiso.
The book, For the Love of Sfiso Ncwane, was written in accordance with her feelings and any given time or day.
Lerato was involved in a lot of controversy after HHP's death. Her strength since the hip-hop star took his own life has been admired by South Africans.
HHP's family refused to recognise her as the late music star's wife, and she had to turn to court to have the matter resolved.
Despite this, she remained steadfast in her love for HHP and gave an emotional speech to remember him.
Thank you, ladies, for showing us how to deal with grief with dignity. We salute you!
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