- Simphiwe Dana has announced that she lost her father in the early hours of 7 January
- The star took to social media to share the tragic news with her fans and followers and say that she needs time to process
- Simphiwe is the latest celebrity who has experienced the devastating loss of a parent
Simphiwe Dana, the singer and songwriter, has become the latest celebrity to announce that they were mourning the death of a loved one.
Simphiwe shared that she had lost her father in the early morning hours of 7 January.
The songstress took to social media to share the terrible news with her fans and followers. Simphiwe also added that she was in mourning and needed time to process her dad's death.
The star did not give any further information about how her father's passing had come about and was clearly overcome with emotion about the situation.
Followers replied to her with messages of heartfelt condolences:
@SIMBA58912083: "Strength to you and your family Ms Dana. May his soul rest in eternal peace."
@mervyn_mitchell: "So so sorry. If your relationship was anything like I have with my adult daughter, you are in terrible pain. I wish I could hug it away or somehow reduce it. I shall pray for you."
@Michael_Bucwa: "I am so sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace"
In other celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on actor and comedian Siv Ngesi saying that he would gladly punch Covid-deniers after some people expressed views about not taking the virus seriously.
Three-time SAFTA-nominated actor Siv Ngesi is really taking the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa seriously. Siv said that he would deal with anyone who says that the virus is fake.
The country has reached over one million confirmed cases and the second wave is currently taking place. Taking to Twitter this week, Siv decided to make it known that the virus means serious business.
"Three friends lost their parents today! If I lost a parent and I had people saying Covid is fake, I would punch you in the throat," said Siv.
A number of Mzansi celebrities have spoken about their opinions on the virus with some having lost people close to them.
Siv was not impressed with how some South Africans are still holding onto the belief that the virus is not real.
A number of social media users engaged with the tweet:
@BrettFishA said: "While I don't agree with violence, I totally get the sentiment here and the people who are still claiming Covid is fake need to understand the violence of their words and attitudes towards all those who are struggling or have lost people."
@NicolaCoop commented: "Same. People are so disappointing."
@Vaneshree02 said: "I'm so sorry Siv. Strength and love to all."
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