#RIPMaryTwala Video: Somizi thanks Mzansi for really loving his mother
The service was attended by a few of dozen people thanks to the Covid-19 regulations, with social distancing and wearing of masks observed. Veteran and iconic actress Mary Twala was laid to rest on Thursday in Soweto after passing aged 80 on Saturday.
The service was held at Grace Bible Church and was streamed survive several platforms. Somizi’s husband Mohale Motaung was by his side at every moment during the service.
Somizi said: “Before she passed on she told the doctors that she wants tons of flowers and she or he wants to be wearing an equivalent dress she wore at our wedding. on behalf of me it had been a matter of pride, she smelt the flowers well she was still alive.
“I am not sad because my mother is gone but i’m sad that my duct has been cut completely. i’m so asleep with what my mother has achieved, she’s seen me walking down the aisle, she’s seen her granddaughters, she has seen her sisters, her family loved her and she or he loved them.”
Somizi thanked South Africa for loving his mother, saying she was also appreciated within the industry.
“Everyone in South Africa rest assured you’ve got nothing to form up for, you’ve got loved my mother. i might wish to tell my mother, many thanks for instilling everything that i’m today. She was the foremost punctual person i do know and that i even know that her death was on time.”
He added that he had gained the foremost powerful and generous ancestor.
The service was attended by a few of dozen people thanks to the Covid-19 regulations, with social distancing and wearing of masks observed.
Legendary gospel singer Rebecca Malope paid an emotional musical tribute as Twala’s coffin was opened for viewing for those attending . Somizi was so overcome with emotion at that time , that he could barely walk.
This got me in tears😭 @somizi looking so helpless and what he is going through! Loosing a mother is loosing a great part of yourself. You are still fortunate if you still have 1. Appreciate them while they still are around you! #RIPMaryTwala https://t.co/JAxqdN5WPd
— Gog_Tholakele 🇿🇦 (@ShordyMemo) July 9, 2020
Family friend, TV presenter Andile Ncube, was the MC of the service, and reiterated that an enormous had fallen and she or he are going to be remembered for her kindness and therefore the legacy she leaves for all.
Zanele Twala, the younger sister of Mary Twala, said: “Let’s shift our thoughts on what proportion we’ll miss her; rather let’s remember the moments of the various funny, joking, laughing and happy times you shared together with her .”
She thanked Somizi for being a supportive son and taking care of his mother until the top .
Twala’s agent, Wesley Hale, said their team was very protective of her time and space, and a team of six managed Mary’s career for over 30 years.
Somizi,just said…I have lost my mother but I also gained idlozi eliStrong,oh man….that’s power #RIPMaryTwala💔
— Mandla Zulu-uBoyFriend❤️🇿🇦 (@ZuluBoyFriend) July 9, 2020
“She prescribed to four basic rules, respect, love, dedication, and loyalty. That was the inspiration of her career. What we witnessed was the lifetime of a performer, she had given her life for her craft and that we can only hope that her life leads a call to our leaders that her work isn’t a sport or culture, but an art.”
— 🎀Kei2metse🎀 (@kei2me) July 6, 2020
The service was attended by media personality Bonang Matheba, and videos were also shown from fellow actors who paid tribute to Twala like Kenneth Nkosi, who said she was an absolute professional and thanked her for all the work she has finished the industry.