- Journalist Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa opened up about the worst day of her life on social media
- The beauty revealed her father passed away on 16 July after contracting the coronavirus
- Mbolekwa detailed how her family is falling apart as they mourn the death of their "pillar of strength"
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The coronavirus have killed over half a million people worldwide and it continues to spread devastation as the world awaits a vaccine.
One woman, Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa, revealed she lost her 'best friend' and her family's 'pillar of strength'. The journalist, who is based in Johannesburg, shared on social media that her father died after contracting Covid-19.
Mbolekwa detailed the last time she and her father spoke, adding the coronavirus robbed her of her best friend.
"Last time we spoke I video called to show him my degree. He said 'ndiyazingca ngawe madlamini wam, oh uThixo mkhulu.' He then coughed and I asked what's wrong and he said it was just a little flu. He said he would go test but it’s 'just a flu'. Covid-19 took my best friend from me."
Mbolekwa dubbed 16 July as the worst day in her life. She explained she woke up to her father's comrade asking her for her address. Less than half an hour later, the man showed up at her house to break the devastating news in person.
"16 July 2020. The worst day of my life. Got woken up by my dad’s comrade asking for my address at 6am. 20 min later he was parked outside telling me that my father is no more. My mighty tree has fallen. My life. I am so numb. So broken. There is nothing left for me to live for."
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South Africans applauded Mbolekwa for her courage in sharing the painful story online. However, she revealed she had no choice because things are falling apart at home.
"The only reason I’m venting here is because everyone at home is crumbling, we’re at a point where we’re all critical and are mourning heavily. So I can’t share my frustrations offline without bursting into tears and that stresses my mom. I’m keeping it together for her sake."
Briefly.co.za previously a woman, who has been identified by her Twitter handle @MsRofhiwa, shared devastating news on the social media platform on Tuesday. She revealed her 18-year-old niece went back to school and contracted the coronavirus.
The young woman did not make it and she passed away yesterday. @MsRofhiwa wrote on Twitter:
"I didn't know I'd be choosing and buying a coffin and tombstone for an 18 year-old. My niece woke up dead this morning because of Covid-19. We are still in shock. All schools must be closed, this is definitely not working. Stay safe guys."
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