Congratulations are in order for Uzalo star Gugu Gumede. The actress has shared that she has welcomed her new born baby.
Taking to Instagram, Gugu revealed that she welcomed her baby girl last month on the 23rd. she added, “Exactly a month ago, my life became the greatest testimony. My daughter, may the heavens pave a way for your greatness, and may they always go to war on your behalf. You are so dearly loved!…Come to me correct y’all, I’m someone’s mother.”
Fans and other celebrities including Phindile Gwala, Ayanda Ncwane, and Nhlanhla Nciza have since taken to the comments section to congratulate the new mom.
Gugu previously shared that her baby is her late mother’s answered prayer. Read More: Gugu Gumede Is Mourning The Passing Of Her Mother
The actress said her baby kept her going during the difficult time of her mom’s passing. “I have often been asked where I got the strength to continue after my mother’s passing – I got it from my unborn child.
“At her funeral, as I stood at the podium and spoke on my queen’s behalf, I was not alone. The strongest heart was beating inside of me, reviving me. I am alive today because of it.”
Just a few days before her baby girl was born, Gugu celebrated her mother’s 6oth birthday. She shared that her mom worked hard to give them a better life.
She continued, “Mommy, happy 60th birthday! We had planned to do it big, but God had other plans. However, no tears today – just a celebration of a great life. I know @officialrastatheartist would have brought you great laughter with these,”
“My mother was a giant. A king. She came from nothing and had the task of breaking many generational curses; blessing many family members in between. She was a dedicated public servant; a pioneer and activist who changed many people’s lives.” she wrote captioning her mother’s portrait made by Rasta.
Gugu also previously shared that she is planning to walk in her mother’s footsteps and she will be serving as the National Freedom Party (NFP) member.
Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch in October last year, Gugu said her mother led the party without a single corruption mark against her. She added, “We are going to vote and we will vote for the NFP. We will get everything that belongs to us. For five years, the Zululand District Municipality has failed to deliver basic services…Our time has come to take over where we left when we lost power…If you need me, I am available and I can go anywhere you need me. We can’t let Njinji’s legacy die,” Gugu said as quoted by Daily Sun.