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I am filled with sadness and gratitude – Mbongeni Ngema’s brother Nhlanhla pays tribute at memorial service

The life of the late Mbongeni Ngema was celebrated by friends and family in a memorial service that took place on Wednesday. The brother of the deceased, Nhlanhla and his daughter MaNgema pay tribute to the late playwright.

Below are the words read out in tribute to the legend:

Dear family and friends, today as we gather to honour the memory of my beloved brother Mbongeni Ngema, I am filled with both sadness and gratitude. Mbongeni was a remarkable soul whose presence in our lives was as a gift that will forever be cherished. His passion for life was contagious, his laughter was infectious and his kindness knew no boundaries.

Mbongeni Ngema

Mbongeni’s dedication to his family, friends, and community was unwavering, leaving a mark in all who had the privilege of knowing him. His creativity and talent as an artist were unparalleled, bringing joy and inspiration to countless hearts through his music, storytelling and performances.

His legacy will continue to resonate through the melodies of his songs and the powerful narratives he shared with the world. Though he is no longer with us in the physical sense, Mbongeni’s love, wisdom and passion live on in each one of us.

Mbongeni Ngema

Let us honour his memory by embracing the values he held dear, spreading kindness and by continuing to pursue the dreams that he had with dedication in life.

As we pay tribute to Mbongeni Ngema today, let us celebrate the beautiful moments we shared, the lessons he imparted, and the everlasting impact he had on our lives. May his spirit guide us and his memory give us comfort in these days ahead. Rest in peace, dear brother. You will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts, with love and fond memories.

Source: eNCA

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