Mzansi actress, Mona Monyane, says she will never get over the loss of her second child. She recently opened up about the mourning process.
It was just over a year ago when tragedy struck Mona Monyane’s life. The actress lost her second child and she is still to date picking up the pieces of her broken heart.
She spoke to TshisaLive about the mourning process and how she was often made to feel like her grieving was an “inconvenience” to others.
Mona’s second daughter passed away in her arms, seven days after she was born in 2017. She has been very direct and outspoken about her loss and her journey to healing since the tragedy struck.
Mona took so social media previously to share a sonar snap of her baby, Amani-Amaza Wamazulu Skenjana.
“The dying of my child and my continued mourning that seems to ‘inconvenience’ people or make them feel ‘awkward’ has taught me that most people don’t actually give a single damn.”
Mona said she often found herself questioning God, but had to be strong her her other daughter.
“Most days I find myself going: ‘Vele vele God? My child died vele? She was so beautiful. She looked like me! Like, wow God, hey… Wow.’ And then I move on because my first-born needs me,” she said.
Mona said grief could change a person’s mood suddenly and she didn’t feel like being strong any more.
“I refuse to be a ‘strong black woman’. Not this year. Maybe next year, but this year, no. I will be weak, vulnerable and sensitive. I will cry, I will speak about my pain, I will no longer ‘move on’. I am not a rock, I am a person. Wa thinta umfazi, wa thinta umuntu.”
Her recent post also sums up her feelings pretty well. She has made her husband and her daughter her whole universe.
Eight months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that there is no deeper pain in the world than that of losing your child. A parent is never meant to witness the death of their child. Mona Monyane has, for the first time, spoken out on the death of her second child.
The tiny soul passed away a mere seven days after entering the world, reported Briefly.co.za. Mona found it extremely hard to talk about, especially as there was a lot of negativity surrounding her pregnancy in the first place
Mona fell pregnant with her second child just a few months after giving birth to her first. She received lots of negative comments and chose to keep her family life private from that day on.
She stated that the negativity made her defend something that was anything but negative and it put a lot of pressure on her. Motherhood is not something that should be fought about, it is beautiful.
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