Most South Africans can agree that 2020 has been a difficult time. Even more so for these Mzansi celebs who have tragically said goodbye to their parents this year.
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Losing a parent is a complicated feeling. It certainly isn't easy, and that's without a pandemic, lockdown or thousands of people knowing about it.
Grieving in the public eye is also a challenge and everybody does it differently. Mzansi saw so many struggles this year that it's hard to keep track.
Briefly.co.za takes a look at the South African celebs who have had to grapple with all of this and losing a parent in the year 2020.
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5 Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi recently lost her father, who she said she always aspired to be like. She also posted about his memorial which will be held in late September.
The radio personality lost her father back in July. She posted a poem to capture her grief and help others who also may be in their grieving process.
3 Lerato Zah Moloi
Lerato Moloi said goodbye to her mother. The celeb paid tribute to her mama on Instagram, saying she remembered her "in a happy way".
2 Sam Lehoko
Sam Lehoko posted a throwback photo to bid farewell to her daddy, who passed on in January this year. Sam concluded her message with "Love, your one and only daughter."
1 Zoleka Mandela
Zoleka Mandela posted an IGTV tribute to her mother, Zindzi, who was laid to rest just before Mandela Day. Zoleka had the difficult task of grieving on the International stage due to her family's fame. The burial of Nelson Mandela's third and youngest daughter garnered support from all around the world, with Zoleka expressing her loss as "If I just had 1 more day with you, this time, I’d love you better"
Briefly.co.za reported on the loss of Zindziswa 'Zindzi' Mandela back in July. The daughter of struggle icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Zindzi was a political activist in her own right as she fought for equality and Human Rights. Zindzi is survived by her children and husband.
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