Dr Tumi is grieving the loss of his father and wishes his soul to rest in peace
The year 2020 has claimed numerous lives thanks to Covid 19 and other natural causes. Dr. Tumi announced yesterday that he lost his dad, Pastor MD Makweya.
“Hi, Fam. So sad to announce the passing of my dear dad. He was such a gorgeous gift to our family and therefore the body of Christ. So humbled and honored for the years God blessed me with him in my life. it had been such an excellent honor to be called his son. one of the best gifts was him raising me to understand Christ and showing me the unfailing love of a father. this is often such an excellent loss in my life and our family. I will be able to deeply and greatly miss him. ” said Dr. Tumi on Facebook.
Everyone who knows Dr. Tumi will tell that he’s keen on his dad. He always speaks about how well and Godly he raised them and the way he loved them. In an interview with Anele on Real Talk, Dr. Tumi said his dad bought him his first keyboard when he was 9. He wont to play the church keyboard that was kept reception but his hero dad then decided to shop for him one because he could see that there’s something musical in him. His dad always wanted him to be a tutorial but he also knew that he was getting to be a musician. His late father was a pastor at Assemblies of God, a church-based in Seshego, Limpopo.
Pastor MD Makweya was supportive of Dr. Tumi’s music calling and he and the elders of the church always invited Dr. Tumi to minister to them. “I was invited by the elders at Assemblies of God to perform within the church’s National Youth Convention in Thaba-Nchu, Free State,” he says. “Ministering within the church I grew up in was humbling. It brought all the gorgeous childhood memories,” said Dr. Tumi.
Born Tumisang Makweya, Dr. Tumi studied medicine at the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medusa) for 6 years. He started his own practice in Mabopane where he practiced for about 10 years before his music career took off. Earlier this year, Dr. Tumi landed a hand in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. This was his way of giving back to the community. He volunteered at Tembisa Hospital and other local hospitals at their Covid-19 units.
Dr. Tumi has not announced the explanation for his dad’s death but has revealed that the burial is going to be limited to family only thanks to Covid restrictions. Condolences to The Makweya family at large and should Pastor MD Makweya rest in peace!