- Candy Moloi's memorial service was attended by family and close friends due to the Covid-19 regulations
- Candy's daughter, actress Lerato Zah Moloi, broke down when she bid farewell to her late mother
- The veteran actress, known for her role of Vho-Makhadzi on Muvhango, will be laid to rest on Sunday
Lerato 'Zah' Moloi has paid a moving tribute to her late mother, veteran actress Candy Moloi, 67. Zah went through emotions when she spoke at her mother's memorial service on Thursday.
Candy, who played the role of Vho-Makhadzi on Muvhango, passed away in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Zah, who is an actress on Rhythm City, broke down when she spoke about her mother during the ceremony.
The service was held under strict protocols due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. Only close friends and family attended it. Zah said her mother "fought like a trooper" throughout her life but in the end she was really tired of fighting. Her funeral will take place on Sunday.
"What pains me the most is she never got that break. She was always fighting through life, working through life."
The actress recalled her last moments with her mom, saying she thought she would pull through.
"I spoke to her with faith that she would fight through this. I thought she would pull through. I said a prayer with her. I begged her. I pleaded with her to not leave because I still need her. I don't want to imagine life without her. I am because of her. My world doesn't make sense without my mother. I said those words to her."
In other news related to Candy, Briefly.co.za reported that Marah Louw also paid a touching tribute to her friend, Candy. Marah described Candy as a wonderful and warm person. The two veterans met on the set of Muvhango where they worked together for more than 10 years.
Marah said Candy's passing has made her so sad and heartbroken. Marah and Candy became close friends after meeting on the set of the SABC2 soapie.
"We became close friends and would have lunch together, but we lost contact a few years ago. I was so sad and it was only yesterday that I learnt she had gone off radar because she was sick. That made me so sad."
She added that as much as she was hurting, it was comforting to know that her friend was now no longer in pain.
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