- The funeral service for the late Mary Twala took place today in Soweto at Grace Bible Church
- Somizi Mhlongo stood up to pay tribute to his mother and gave a speech that brought Mzansi to tears
- Explaining how losing mother has crippled him, Somizi is grateful to have gained a powerful ancestor as a result
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Somizi Mhlongo brought people to tears with his moving tribute to his late mother. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to face in life.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the funeral service for the late Mary Twala took place today in Soweto at Grace Bible Church. The iconic actress passed last Saturday at the age of 80 after battling illness – it was a heavy moment for Mzansi.
Due to limitations of the coronavirus, Somizi and his family decided to stream the service so that all who knew, loved and honoured their mother could attend.
Taking the podium at his mother’s funeral, Somizi had his husband Mohale Motaung by his side. Speaking at his mother’s funeral was one of the hardest things Somizi has ever had to do, but his speech was truly breathtaking.
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Somizi expressed how the pain of losing his mother has crippled him, but the fact that he has gained a powerful ancestor is something he knows will re-energise him.
“I know I have lost a mother on earth but gained the most powerful ancestor. Don't be surprised if I rise beyond because I have the most generous ancestor ... I promise to never make you an angry, ancestor. Thank you for everything. I love you.”
He went on to remind those that his mother was a hardworking woman who taught him all that he knows today and that without her, he wouldn’t be half the man that he is.
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Social media flooded with words of condolence and love and strength to Somizi and his family. Somizi’s eulogy really hit home for many.
In other news relating to Mary Twala's funeral, Briefly.co.za reported on the beautiful tribute that veteran Mzansi musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse paid to her.
Hotstix and Mary were dear friends who had both been a part of the SA entertainment for a very long time and built solid careers in their respected fields.
At Mary's funeral, Hotstix thanked his dear friend for all that she was and all that she has left behind.
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