- Nay Maps, an actor most will recognise from his role on The Queen, took to social media to share that his grandfather had passed away
- The star is yet another member of Mzansi mourning the tragic loss of a loved one and promised to honour and celebrate his granddad
- Nay wrote a beautiful caption that was both a tribute to his grandfather and a promise to honour his mkulu's legacy
Nay Maps, an actor that many will be familiar with due to his role on The Queen, has taken to his social media to announce that his grandfather has passed away.
The celebrity is part of an ever-growing list of Mzansi members who are saying goodbye to their loved ones and spending the beginning of 2021 in mourning.
Nay posted a touching photograph of himself clasping the hands of his mkulu with both men smiling happily.
The actor paired the photo with a heartfelt caption that conveyed just how much the maternal grandfather had meant to his grandson. The grief is compounded as Nay also lost his father in 2020 but wrote that his dad and grandad would be together now.
Part of Nay's caption read:
"I honor and celebrate you. And I will continue to do as you said and to uplift and inspire many through my life. I love u Mkhulu. RIP Mkhulu - Grand Dad"
The star promised to honour his grandfather's legacy and live a life that inspires others.
Check out the full caption and post below:
In similar news, Briefly.co.za reported on Sneziey Msomi taking to social media to share that she had lost her grandmother and post a heartfelt message alongside a sweet photo.
The gospel singer shared a picture of her hands holding those of her grandmother and said that it would be a memory she would always cherish.
The former idols contestant and musician said that she would hold onto the words of her grandmother's last prayer and wrote:
"Kodwa Sthandwa Sami wangshiya ”impela unguJehova othembekile” I’ll hold on to those words from our last prayer together. I love you forever and always nhliziyo yami"
Fans and followers took to the comments to send their condolences and messages of love as Sneziey goes through her grief.
In other news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Pearl Modiadie losing yet another one of her family members and announcing that she'd lost two just a fortnight apart.
Pearl Modiadie has tragically had to say goodbye to yet another family member as she announced that her aunt had passed away.
The celebrity posted the news to social media to share it with her fans and followers and said that she was now mourning the loss of her aunt. Pearl also revealed that she had lost her uncle only two weeks prior and that she knew her aunt had been heartbroken after his death.
Pearl's loss of her aunt and uncle spurred her to encourage online users to acknowledge that everyone is going through a difficult time.
Pearl ended her message on social media by urging people to be kind to one another. Pearl's followers replied with messages of love and sent their condolences:
@senzohumphrey1: "I am so sorry to your family."
@Lawrence_Nteo: "Condolences to you and your family Pearl."
@globalerica: "So sorry. It's true, so many of us are grieving."
@Lindiwe04061286: "Askies Pearl and condolences to you and your family."
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