Sfiso Ncwane’s 18-year-old daughter, Nqobile Mzelemu has been left devastated by her father’s death and wishes they had the chance to fix their strained relationship before his death.
In August this year Nqobile fought with her dad publicly for allegedly “neglecting her”.
Even though Nqobile didn’t get the chance to fix things with her father, she knows he loved her.
“Daddy, I forgive you. I just wish we spent more time together, fixed our relationship, and I wish we had a father-daughter relationship,” she told Drum magazine.
She told the publication that she hoped that he would calm down so that they could resolve their issues.
“The last time I spoke to him was in August and we were fighting. He was not happy that I exposed him. I hoped he’d eventually calm down so we could fix our relationship. I am at peace with everything,” the 18-year-old says.
Nqobile added that despite their differences she knows he had a good heart and loved her.
Reminiscing about the last supper she had with her father in 2014 in Durban, Nqobile reveals: “He had gathered all five of his children to have supper with him. He told us that his intention was to introduce his children to each other. I am the eldest. The second-born is Mandisa, who is also from a previous relationship. Then it was Sduduzo Dlamini from Mthwalume, Ngcweti and Mawenza.”
Another farewell message for the late gospel superstar came from his son, Sduduzo (12,) who was with his grandfather, Mzikayise Dlamini, when he spoke to DRUM. Sduduzo also remembered the last supper with his. “He took me and my two sisters, as well as my two brothers to Wimpy in Durban. He was in a happy mood and he said we must order whatever we want. From there, we went shopping and he said we must choose whatever clothes we want. I wish we had more suppers together,” Sduduzo says.
Sfiso’s youngest son, Mawenza has also joined thousands of well-wishers in paying tribute to his dad.
“I will be a man that you asked me to be dad that is my promise to you. Good night daddy,” Mawenza promised his dad.
Sfiso who died on Monday after being rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with kidney failure will be laid to rest this Saturday, 10 December at Heroes Acre Cemetery in Durban.
According to the family spokesperson, Sipho Makhabane, there will also be two memorial services – in Johannesburg and Durban. The Johannesburg service will be held at Grace Bible Church in Soweto on Friday at 11 am. In Durban it will be held at Ethekwini Community Church at 11 am.
The multi-award-winning gospel star passed away on Monday, 5 December, at Fourways Life Hospital after suffering kidney failure. “He was diagnosed with kidney failure and unfortunately took his last breath at 9:30 am in the arms of his loving wife Ayanda Ncwane,” said Makhabane.
Sources: timeslive & drum