Nomzamo Mbatha mourns the death of student she sponsored


Nomzamo Mbatha, the acclaimed South African actress and philanthropist, is currently mourning the tragic death of a student she had sponsored through her foundation.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the actress shared a video and photo of the young man, whose name is Chibimba.

She captioned it with a lengthy note of tribute and words of grief.

” I have been carrying a little pocket of grief this past week. One of our @nomzamo_lighthouse scholars and beneficiaries succumbed to his deepest pain and suffering. The weight of hopelessness far exceeding his will to live.”

“I’m deeply triggered in many ways and my heart aches for his family and closest friends. My heart also aches because there was a promise to see him through to graduation day… “hope you can be there…” and now, here we are. It is most unfair because there was never a bone or air of giving up in his spirit. He galvanised everyone around him and had a self belief and fight in him that was so remarkable.”

“I am sad that this is not a graduation post. That I don’t get to witness your summit Chibimba. But I am certain, you are free of the pain and worry and burden of this world. Those left behind, are not free of the pain and questions you have left behind. You were far more valuable, far more loved in the physical and there are many many many who would’ve continued to hold your hand in the fight for your life,” Nomzamo added.

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