MZANSI woke up to more sad news on Saturday, 12 February.
This as founder of the South African Literary Awards, Sindiswa Seakhoa, has died.
The death of the musician and praise poet was confirmed to Daily Sun by her friend Bishop Jessica Mbangeni, who was very distraught.
“It is true, she’s no more. I am very heartbroken. I can’t believe she left us this early because we still needed her. She was a pillar of strength to us, and supported us in the industry,” she said.
Jessica also took to Facebook to write a heartfelt message.
“We are leaving this world gracefully, but painfully leaving our loved ones. This morning, I cannot hide the pain I feel over the passing of my sister and mother. She gave praise poets a prime slot on her prestigious event, South African Literary Awards,” she wrote.
“Go well daughter of the soil. Owakho umzamo uwuzamile kwaye ugqatso ulufezile. Thokoza Gogo. Camagu mntanomhle. Good night Sindiswa. I will see you in the morning. Condolences to Morakabe Seakhoa. My brother, I know how devastated you are about losing a part of your life. Sikho sonke ungazenzakalisi. Menze aphumle ngonaphakade. Nkosi umkhanyisele ngokhanyiso olungacimiyo, amen.”
Speaking to Daily Sun, Morakabe said they were saddened by Sindiswa’s death and still coming to terms with it.
“My family and I are devastated. She was a leader and anchor, particularly to me as her husband. We are going to miss her deeply,” he said.
He added that details of the funeral and memorial service would be communicated in due course.