Mandoza’s widow Mpho has courageously poured her heart out to mourners who have gathered at the Grace Bible Church for a funeral service currently underway for the late Kwaito legend.
Mpho shared fond memories of how they got through difficult situations in their family.
A brave Mpho told mourners she knew she was not alone and by the grace of God she would raise her kids.
“I am not alone‚ I have the whole nation to help me raise these kids‚” she said.
Mpho described Mandoza as an amazing husband.
“No matter what anyone said he was an amazing husband and he was an amazing father. It’s been 18 years now‚ I love him and I will love him till I die‚” she said.
Mpho added that Mandoza raised beautiful kids with her and she knew he was watching down from heaven‚ and would send her a “ball of fire” to raise their children.
Leaving mourners emotional‚ Mpho recalled the last day she spent with her husband.
“He could not eat the whole day. People from different churches came to pray for him‚ we prayed and we prayed. We didn’t sleep the whole night‚ and at around 5am he woke up and said‚ ‘happy birthday baby‚ I’m going to fight this battle’‚” she said.
Mpho added that Mandoza wanted to fight this battle but God said he needed this angel in heaven.
Mpho said that she is beyond grateful for the overwhelming support she has received.
“Thank you to everyone. If I could stand on top of a mountain and shout thank you‚ I would.”
Mpho vowed to keep Mandoza’s legacy alive and also announced that their record label will thrive in his honour.
Earlier, Mandoza’s three sons took the stage to honour their dad with a touching tribute.
Mandoza’s oldest son Tokollo said his father had such style because he used to help him dress.
The three brothers looked happy as they spoke of their father and the fond memories they shared with him.
Tokollo even had mourners erupting with laughter as he impersonated the way his dad used to speak to him.
A fitting final farewell is currently underway at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto. Mandoza will later be laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetery.