- Khanyi Mbau's ex-boyfriend Tebogo Lerole has penned a touching letter to her late father, Menzi Mcunu
- Khanyi and her brother Lasizwe announced on Sunday that their father has passed away
- Tebogo has thanked Khanyi for having granted him the opportunity to meet her late dad
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Khanyi Mbau's ex-boyfriend Tebogo Lerole has penned a heartfelt letter to Khanyi's late father Menzi Mcunu. Khanyi and her brother Lasizwe announced on Sunday, 20 September that their father had passed away.
Tebogo recently took to Instagram to pay tribute to Mcunu. The star shared that he became close to him during his relationship with Khanyi. Tebogo shared a pic of himself, Khanyi and her father during the good times of their relationship. He captioned the post:
"I am so sorry Chunky. I cannot comprehend the agony endured by you and the Mcunu family. I wish to send my unfeigned solace to You, Ousi Mmabatho, Tiara, Lungile, Junior, Lasizwe, Imbale, Sifiso, Ayanda, your Mothers as well as HIS friends, family and colleagues."
Tebogo expressed that Khanyi's father welcomed him into his home "as a son".
"He embraced me and held my hand as one of his own. To this day I look up and cherish all the exceptional moments spent with MaCingwana as you would aptly call him."
The musician also thanked Khanyi for granting him the opportunity to meet her father adding that "indeed a giant has fallen".
"May his soul rest in eternal peace. I pray for your family’s strength and healing, akwehlanga kungehlanga. Umoya wenu mawuxole during these trying times."
Tebogo's fans have taken to his comment section to praise him for writing the touching tribute. Check out some of their comments below:
"You're such good person Tebza, all is well boy."
"Your message is so moving. Genuine people are hard to come by. Khanyi is absolutely blessed to wake up to such meaningful words."
"Eddy, you are such a lovely soul."
"May his soul rest in peace."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that actress Pearl Thusi was under fire in the comments section of a post that Khanyi Mbau made about her father. Pearl commented on the post, which was of Khanyi's recently deceased dad and details of his memorial, with a simple, "Hectic."
This clearly did not sit well with Mbau's fans, as the onslaught of responses came rapidly and fiercely. Many online users demanded Pearl delete her comment, some asked what her thoughts behind using the word "hectic" even was, but most told her it was inappropriate.
The celeb has yet to delete her comment from Khanyi's post which, at last count, had over 120 direct responses to it. Most taking issue with the word "hectic" itself. Pearl eventually clapped back at the Insta users, saying that she had spoken to Khanyi in an interview a few weeks prior in which they spoke of her father "quite intensely".
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