Anele Mdoda recently took to her Instagram page to share a heartfelt message her dad wrote on the day her mom passed away 10 years ago. The Mdoda sister sent a lot of tongues wagging with the gentle yet powerful post.

“Message from my dad on the day my mom passed ten years ago. #10years on! On this day, 10 years ago I made a covenant (umnqophiso) with God. He/She pledged to be by my side when I asked Him ‘what do I do now that you have taken my pillar of strength. As man, how do I handle nurturing and raising four girls at their tender age?'”

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Message from my dad on the day my mom passed ten years ago. : #10 years on! On this day, 10 years ago I made a covenant (umnqophiso) with God. He/She pledged to be by my side when I asked Him ‘what do I do now that you have taken my pillar of strength. As man, how do I handle nurturing and raising four girls at their tender age?’ Ghast winds (inkqwithela) have come and gone and left us standing. Wena Thixo, together with Amamfene and ooJola next to You assigned the best of angels to shine light on our paths. More challenges may still come! Yes – we will fall but sure as sun coming from the East, we will rise again and again and again. To you Mphankomo, Jola, Qengeba – Gone too soon but never forgotten. We will always remember you. Amamfene are eternally greatful for the life we shared with you and the beautiful children you gave us! Continue looking over us so that we are able to rise whenever we falter – Pat.

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