In 2009, tragedy struck the Nciza family after their five-year-old daughter Zinathi Nciza passed away in a car accident a few days before Christmas.
Zinathi had been travelling with her grandmother when the accident occurred.
The vehicle they had been travelling in accidentally hit a tree which led to little Zinathi sustaining serious head and neck injuries she did not recover from.
It’s been a decade since Zinathi passed on and for Nhlanhla, the pain of losing her daughter will forever linger in her heart.
In a heartfelt message on her Instagram account, Nhlanhla shared that Zinathi would’ve been fifteen-years-old today and although she’s still in so much pain after losing her child, she is thankful for the short time she got to spend with her baby.
Her message read:
“She would be 15 today, our beautiful princess Zinathi. There is so much I wanna say but the words fail me. Can’t believe it’s been 9 years. My heart is filled with so much so much pain as if it were yesterday when you left us. But in the midst of it all, I thank God for giving me the best 6 years of my life. I love you now and forever more my angel. Happy 15th birthday my Zinathi iNtsikelelo Nciza. MaRhade omhle, Ndlebentle zombini. Rest in Eternal Peace.”
In 2004, Nhlanhla and Theo also lost their friend and band member – Tebogo Benedict Madingoane after he died during a road rage incident. When Tebogo passed on, Nhlanhla who was 26-years-old at the time was pregnant with her daughter.
May Zinathi and Tebogo’s souls rest in peace.