- Nomzamo Mbatha posted a throwback picture in honour of what would have been her late sister's birthday
- Carla passed away in 2014 from suicide and Nomzamo has referred to the death as one of the tragedies of her own life
- The star was incredibly close to Carla, whom she refers to as her sister but was technically a close cousin
Nomzamo Mbatha has taken to Instagram to share a throwback photograph in honour of her late sister. The star posted a lengthy caption and childhood photograph in tribute to her cousin that was as close to her as a sibling.
Nomzamo lost Carla to suicide in 2014 and has been a vocal advocate for mental health ever since. The actress has made it a goal to ensure less people suffer from depression in silence and reach out if they are struggling.
The post showed Nomzamo and Carla as little children, the two are posing happily for the camera and look as thick as thieves.
Read Nomzamo's full caption below:
"I was 4 years old when God handpicked a love and tailored it just for me. Many get zero days some a few odd years, I got 20 BEAUTIFUL years of a FULL love. Today my baby sister Carla would be turning 26. It’s been 6 years and not a sunrise nor sunset has gone by without thinking of her. I
’Im grateful for this love that took over my life. I may not have it here with me anymore but I will remember it for the rest of my days. Some days with pure joy and some days with inexplicable grief of knowing that I will never get to have it again. Ninj, continue to light up the super moon. Happy Heavenly Birthday. Taking a shot for you."
In other Nomzamo related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the star throwing it back to when she was 10 in celebration of International Day of the Girl.
Nomzamo Mbatha took to social media to post an adorable snap of herself at 10 years old. Little Zamo was wearing a red outfit to support her primary school house on sports day and grinning happily at the camera. Nomzamo was participating in the #GirlUpChallenge on Instagram.
The hashtag was in relation to International Day of the Girl and started as an initiative to place importance on supporting young girls and their education. Nomzamo mentioned in her caption that her education gave her the power to dream and that changed the course of her life.
Her loyal fans and followers loved the post and like it more than 35 000 times. They also took to the comments section to gush about how they proud they were, how cute Nomzamo was, and how she continues to inspire them.
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