‘Covid-19 took my best friend’, Journalist says after losing dad

Journalist says after losing dad
Journalist says after losing dad

Journalist Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa has taken to her twitter handle to share an heartbreaking news about her dad who died of Covid-19.

The journalist revealed she lost her ‘best friend’ and her family’s ‘pillar of strength’.

The journalist, who is predicated in Johannesburg, shared on social media that her father died after contracting Covid-19.

However, it’s not news that coronavirus has killed over half 1,000,000 people worldwide and it continues to spread devastation because the world awaits a vaccine.

Mbolekwa detailed the last time she and her father spoke.

She said: “Last time we spoke, I video called to point out him my degree. He said ‘ndiyazingca ngawe madlamini wam, oh uThixo mkhulu.’ He then coughed and that i asked what’s wrong and he said it had been just a touch flu. He said he would go test but it’s ‘just a flu’. Covid-19 took my ally from me.”

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Mbolekwa dubbed 16 July because the worst day in her life.

She wrote: “16 July 2020. The worst day of my life. Got woken up by my dad’s comrade posing for my address at 6am. 20 min later he was parked outside telling me that my father is not any more. My mighty tree has fallen. My life. i’m so numb. So broken. there’s nothing left on behalf of me to measure for.”

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South Africans gave credit to Mbolekwa for being courageous and ready to share the painful story online. However, she revealed she had no choice because things are falling apart reception .

Mbolekwa said: “The only reason I’m venting here is because everyone reception is crumbling, we’re at some extent where we’re all critical and are mourning heavily. So I can’t share my frustrations offline without bursting into tears which stresses my mom. I’m keeping it together for her sake.”



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