Video of Zahara’s Remains Arriving in East London Brings Mzansi to Tears: “Really Painful"

Video of Zahara’s Remains Arriving in East London Brings Mzansi to Tears: “Really Painful"

  • Zahara's remains arrived in East London on Saturday and was met with prayers and tears from her family
  • A video capturing the family's heartbreak after they viewed Zahara's body is circulating online
  • Social media is flooded with condolences as fans join in mourning the loss of the beloved singer
Zahara's mother and family
Zahara's family were overcome with emotions after viewing her body at King Phalo Airport in East London. Image: @lumkabekindawo
Source: TikTok

The remains of the late Bulelwa 'Zahara' Mkutukana reached East London, where the grieving family and clergy gathered at King Phalo Airport to welcome her one last time.

Zahara's family view her body

The heart-wrenching scenes unfolded as Zahara's family faced the difficult reality of bidding farewell to their beloved daughter.

A video circulating on social media captures the family's tearful moments after viewing Zahara's body in the cargo area, evoking an outpouring of sympathy from fans.

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Video of Zahara's family spreads on TikTok

The emotional TikTok clip posted by @lumkabekindawo marks a moment of realisation for many that the iconic singer is truly gone.

Watch the video below:

Mzansi extends condolences

Social media has become a space for shared grief as condolences flooded in for Zahara's loved ones during this challenging time.

See the comments below:

@user20831014742493 said:

"Eish I can't hold my tears, kwabuhlungu kufa bakithi phephisani."

@hlehleluu wrote:

"God's will is really painful."

@bombamzaoni posted:

"How I wish it was me not uZahara at this point I don't see any reason to leave. "

@Dinnylicious mentioned:

"Mkhululeni ahambe. As painful as it is, this world was too harsh for her kind-hearted soul."

@xolanitwala highlighted:

"Every December there's a popular person, passing away in our country. Sfiso Ngcwane, Themsie, Tutu etc. Now it's Zahara. How strange is this?"

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@Dinnylicious commented:

"Imagine your child coming back home quietly and laying on her back. "

@Laura said:

"The pain this mother is going through. God please have mercy on her."

@mukololo465 added:

"As reality sinks in hard for family. Yuuh phephisani zihlobo."

Clip of TK Nciza and Nhlanhla Mafu ignoring Zahara

In another article, Briefly News reported that a video of Zahara being ignored by her former mentors, TK Nciza and Nhlanhla Mafu, went to the internet.

Previously, the former couple is said to have gone to the singer's home to pay their respects after she tragically lost her life. Mzansi was not happy with how her industry mates treated her.

Source: Briefly News

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email:

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