Actress Mona Monyane, has penned a heartfelt tribute to her late daughter Amani-Amaza Wamazulu.
Amani died four years ago but the pain of losing her will forever linger in her mother’s heart. Taking her Instagram account, the actress posted a picture of her holding her baby shortly after she gave birth to her and paid tribute to her. She said at first she did not understand but now she is well. She thanked her for giving her the strength to heal from her passing.
“At first I did not understand…4 years later… I AM well. Thank you for giving me the strength you did. The awakening you did. The self-love you did. Thank you for healing me in the midst of all that pain,” she wrote.
She also thanked her for being part of her life. “Thank you for being a part of me, eternally. I will continue to be the best version of me for the whole world to see. Because of you. I love you forever my sweet.”
Amani died in 2017, just seven days after she was born. When the actress announced her pregnancy she received major backlash on social media. Tweeps dragged her for getting pregnant a few months after giving birth to her first born. Some even said it was early for her to have another bun baking in the oven.
The actress came out with guns blazing to slam those who had opinions about her pregnancy. “This one is for the ladies who have opinions about when other women can or cannot have children. Eh, is this not my vagina? Did I loan my vagina from you?” she asked.
Opening up publicly about her daughter’s passing for the first time on YouTube with Wendy Ntinezo, Mona said she chose to keep it to herself because of the criticism she received on social media when she was pregnant with Amani.
“What happened, that I have not made public, is the death of my second child. I chose not to because the pregnancy already was under so much criticism and I found myself having to defend one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced and that’s motherhood,
“When seven days later my baby passes in my arms, I’m sitting there and I am like, ‘okay, what’s going on?’… It was very sudden. Again, when you speak of spirituality and knowing, I guess I always knew. I saw the signs, I heard the messages that this was an angel bringing a message and leaving, not necessarily staying,” she told Wendy.
A couple of months ago she opened up about how much she misses her every day. “I remember you fondly. I hold onto the moments when you were still safely tucked away within me. I weep for you when the pain enters my bones again. I question and accept many times a day. I hold onto the lessons you taught me. The love you left me with. I miss you daily. Long to hold you once again. I remember you, my sweet. I hold you safely in my heart,” she wrote
May her soul continue to rest in peace.