Zodwa Wabantu, controversial dancer and entertainer, recently made headlines when she went shopping for her own coffin. People felt she was asking for bad luck, but she just wanted to ensure peace of mind.
Zodwa Wabantu shared on social media that she does not want her family to stress when she dies, so she bought herself a coffin. While some of her fans think it's responsible and considerate of her, others think she's just crazy.
Since she shared the unique shopping spree on social media, she got a lot of negative attention, but according to Zodwa, she did it to prove people wrong.
She opened up to TshisaLIVE and said the memory of burying her mom in a really cheap coffin is what pushed her to invest in her own coffin. That, and her desire to have peace of mind knowing her son won't have to stress when her time comes.
Zodwa said her mother's funeral was something that was flung together and people told her she would suffer the same fate.
When we buried my mother, it was a sad affair. She was buried in a cheap coffin and her funeral came together on things that were patched together.
People always told me that I would never amount to much and would suffer the same fate, so I've been living my whole life trying to prove them wrong.
Zodwa coughed up a whole R150 000 for her coffin, according to a previous report by Briefly.co.za. However, she says the money was for more than just the golden coffin. She paid for a package that will make sure she is buried with dignity.
When I walked in, they (funeral parlour people) didn't think I was coming to buy myself a coffin. They assumed I was doing it for a family member. But when I asked together in it and try it out then they realised that I was serious. The coffin is probably between R50 and R70k. The rest of the money went towards the executive package, which include the cars and other services.
All things considered, Zodwa was just looking out for her family, in her own strange and unique way.
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