- Somizi has taken to social media to encourage people to enjoy life because it is short
- The Idols SA judge reflected on how quickly life goes by and chose to express gratitude for being alive
- The media personality recently lost his mother, actress Mary Twala, who passed away aged 80
Somizi has taken to social media to show gratitude for being alive. The media personality reflected on how rough the year has been with many deaths of high-profile people.
Taking to Instagram, Somizi posted pictures of things he was grateful for and expressed his thankfulness about what he had. He said that he was happy to be alive, especially since so many people seem to be dying lately. His post read:
"Dankie God for another day, another opportunity, especially in these times. Another day on earth has never been this special and appreciated. Mina ngiyabonga shemmmmm... people are dying like flies. each day... Kuthusa kodwa (it's scary but) if you see things with the spiritual eye akuthusi (it's not scary). Let go, LET GOD."
Social media users were in agreement with his words. Insta user galliane77 said:
"So true, very profound."
"Amen to that Somsom!"
"Dankie Mdali (Thank you Creator)"
Somizi recently lost his mother, Mary Twala. Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi Mhlongo was devastated by the passing of his mother, actress Mary Twala, at age 80. The media personality and his mom were extremely close and Mary often made appearances on his reality television show. Somizi's husband, Mohale, asked fans for their prayers during the difficult time.
In other news, casting director and agent Moonyeenn Lee passed away at the age of 76 due to Covid-19 complications. The veteran agent managed the casting of the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi, the Oscar-nominated Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Blood Diamond, among others.
South African celebs who have worked with Moonyeenn took to social media to pay their last respects and send their condolences to her family and friends.
Dr John Kani, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the prestigious Wits University, wrote:
"My agent, my friend, my sister passed away last night. RIP Moonyeenn Lee. I truly have no words to express grief. Thank you for everything. Elder."
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