- Television personality Somizi heaped praise on a local artist for immortalising his mother, Mary Twala
- Somgaga revealed that he was so touched when he saw a portrait done by the painter, that he commissioned him to paint Twala on one of his jackets
- The aim was for Somizi to wear the piece when attending her funeral, but the plan had to be abandoned
Television actor, dancer and Idols judge, Somizi Mhlongo, took to Twitter to lavish praise on a talented young artist.
Somizi explained that he came across the artist's work when he was drawn to a portrait done of his mother, Mary Twala.
It inspired him to commission the artist to do a portrait of his parents on one of his denim jackets.
Initially, Somgaga had hoped to don the jacket at his late mother's funeral, but they ran out of time.
However, the artist proceed with the work of art and the parcel was delivered to Somizi's home.
Somizi was blown away by the meticulous and beautiful portrait, but was also stunned by another surprise.
The talented painter included a portrait of his mother at no extra cost.
Somgaga took to Twitter on Tuesday to showcase the amazing jacket and lauded the artist in the process.
Briefly.co.za noted that the post went viral, attracting nearly 30 000 likes in the process.
Ayanda Mafunda (@MafundaAyanda) said,
"Please expose the talented young man so he can be used by all of us SAcans as well."
Saberah Gumede (@Saberah) added,
"This is so beautiful! What a generous soul he is too! Wishing this young man everlasting success."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the funeral service for the late Mary Twala took place 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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