- Zikhona Sodlaka has taken to social media to open up and announce that her father had passed away in 2020
- The star announced that he had passed away on Christmas and been buried on 31 December but that she was only just starting to acknowledge it
- Zikhona emphasised the importance of treasuring and taking time for loved ones
Zikhona Sodlaka has opened up to her fans and followers and said that she is finally ready to acknowledge the tragedy of her father's passing.
The actress shared the sad news on social media and told her followers that she had lost her father on Christmas of 2020.
Zikhona also shared that she had laid her dad to rest on 31 December but that she was only beginning to come to terms with the devastating reality.
Zikhona shared a heartfelt caption about how heartbroken she is without her father and implored those reading her words to give people who are grieving enough time to do so.
She then added that she found the prospect of entering a new year to be a hopeful and peaceful one.
The actress ended with a plea to her fans to treasure the people they love and to spend as much time loving them as possible.
See her post below:
In 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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