It’s been a difficult week for the Mkhize family, but for the first time since Linda “ProKid” Mkhize’s death, his wife Ayanda has spoken out.
Ayanda and Linda Mkhize’s marriage was rarely ever in the spotlight although it was common knowledge that the two spouses were raising a three-year old daughter. Exactly a week after the rapper passed away, Ayanda finally mustered the strength to speak out publicly for the first time.
She spoke to Tshisa Live, who were invited into the Mkhize family home, and although her comments were brief, one could sense the pain she was battling with. When asked how she was coping, she revealed that she was virtually speechless:
“What can I say? I have no words,” Ayanda said. She then added: “I am very numb by the situation. I have to do what I have to do,”
The news of Prokid’s death sent shockwaves around Mzansi, but the grief was marred by reports that the rapper had died in the bed of his mistress.
Some media reports suggest a drug overdose was to blame but preliminary post-mortem results revealed he died as a result of bleeding in the gastro-intestinal tract
“We are feeling so much better. It ended the speculations and the wrong statements in the media that he died because of drugs and alcohol abuse. They (results) proving that it was none of that,” his cousin Nhlanhla Mohlauli told Drum magazine.
He revealed that even though everyone is welcome to attend ProKid’s send-off, his alleged mistress is not welcome to attend the funeral which will take place on Sunday.
Reports that ProKid had an alleged affair with a woman for a year surfaced shortly after his sudden death was announced.
“Anyone who comes with love and wants to celebrate Linda’s life, can come to the funeral. We are black people, culturally we don’t send invites to the funeral. However, for her* the invite is not out,” Nhlanhla explained.
“Everyone had a relationship with Linda but you don’t see them going to the media to explain what their relationship was. A person like that is not a person who is coming with an open mind or who you can trust and be sure won’t cause any problems. We are asking her to give us some space.”
The hip-hop mega star Prokid (real name Linda Mkhize) died in the arms of his girlfriend, Mandisa Mbanjwa, whom he has been seeing for almost a year behind his wife’s back.
Celebgossip.co.za figured out that Prokid died almost an hour after having sex with Mandisa in her bedroom flat. Since he died shortly after the act, and Prokid's official wife could not find any used condoms when she stormed the bedroom, it was quickly believed that the cheating lovers had unprotected sex.
Linda Mkhize will be buried at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Saturday the 18th of August.
The rapper will be buried in the cemetery’s “Heroes’ Acre”, where local legends Robbie Malinga and Mandoza were also buried.