Pics! Gugu Gumede Pens Heartfelt Message Paying Tribute To Her Late Mother. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful things to experience, especially if it’s a family figure that has been present throughout your life. Uzalo actress Gugu Gumede is currently mourning the death of her mother who recently passed away after a lengthy hospital stay in KZN.
The Daily Sun publication previously reported that National Freedom Party president Zanele KaMagwaza Msibi who is mother to the actress has passed away after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest which was brought on by COVID-19 related complications. Msibi was admitted to Umhlanga hospital in Durban where she stayed for two weeks until her passing. This is apparently not the first time that Zanele suffered from a major health scare as reports claim that she had suffered a massive stroke and was in a coma for a few days in 2014 that left her with a speech defect.
Gugu had taken time of social media to grieve privately and plan a beautiful send off for her mother however she has now returned and first and foremost she paid tribute to her dear departed mother. Gumede penned a lengthy heartfelt note on Instagram dedicated to her mom sharing that nobody ever wishes to lose a mother but it’s just part of life. She continued to share all the amazing roles that her mother played in her and her siblings lives, expressing how grateful she is to have experienced a love so strong.
“There is never a point in life where one wishes to walk the path that I am on; but such is life – we are born, we fulfil our assignment to the best of our abilities, and we depart. 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. To my brother and I, though, she was Mommy. My BEST FRIEND. My confidant. My greatest fan. My prayer warrior. Our queen that we so dearly loved and revered. Words will never be enough to express our appreciation for the love and affection that she single-handedly raised us with” she wrote.
Gugu and her sibling made sure to care for their mother and they thank God that she lived long enough to watch her children grow and become successful. The family is at peace knowing that their mother is in a better place and she very grateful for the support she has received from the public thus fa.
“We never lacked; and when the opportunity presented itself, we ensured that she never did too – and we are appreciative of this. We thank God that she lived long enough to watch her children be successes in their own rights, and bless her for it in return. Today, we are at peace knowing that she rests with the knowledge that she was loved and appreciated immensely. Thank you so much to everyone that has extended a hand during this incredibly difficult time. I may not be able to answer every call, text or DM – but I see them, and I’m appreciative. May God continue to bless you all and watch over your loved ones. Hamba kahle Njinji. Yengwayo. Our hearts are in shambles, but we remain as strong as you were. I am so proud to be your daughter, Manqondo. I’ll always walk tall. You did it” she wrote.
Fans and celebrity friends of the actress flooded the post with condolences and well-wishes to her and the family in this somber time.