Following the passing of gospel artist Sfiso Ncwane on Monday, his two children and wife, Ayanda Ncwane, took to social media to share a heartbreaking tribute to their father.
“To my father: Thank you for everything you have done for the whole family. I know you didn’t mean to leave us. I hope that you (rest in peace) and I promise I will follow in your footsteps. There will never be another loving father like you. Love you guys with all my life,” wrote his first born son Ngcweti Ncwane.
Ngcweti has always shared with the world his admiration for his father and how supportive he has been to him. He previously wrote a sweet message to him, saying he had forgiven him for not being at home at the time, as the world also needed him.
“You are forgiven for your absence Dad. I guess the world need you too 😊 congratulations @sfisoncwane Daddy👑 eish @mawenzancwane and I have big shoe to fit here,” he wrote.
Ngcweti’s younger brother, Mawenza, also took to Instagram to share a tribute to his father. It was clear from his message that all he was worried about was his mother.
To my father thank you for everything you have done for the whole family I know you didn’t mean to leave us. I hope that you (rest in peace) and I promise I will follow in your footsteps There will never be another loving father like you Love you guys with all my life NGCWETI @ayandancwane @phuphogumedek @mawenzancwane @lungelo03 @thando2nd2 @gumedelerato
“My hero daddy. We will always protect mommy for you,” he wrote.
Celebrities such as Maps Maponyane and Tbo Touch also took to social media to share their heartfelt condolences to the Ncwane family.
“Difficult to believe this is true being so young, full of life and making an incredibly positive impact… Rest In Peace Sfiso Ncwane,” Maponyane wrote.
“Professionals, businessmen and ordinary people are going to come from all over the world and bless the Ncwane family. His seed will never lack! I pray we understand that life is not rehearsal. May Sfiso passing register a sense of fear for God, work hard for our family and kids,” Tbo Touch said.
The 37-year-old Kulungile Baba hitmaker died on Monday in Fourways Life hospital after a short illness.
According to his family, the illness started on Sunday night at his Johannesburg home. He was then taken to hospital, where he was admitted and diagnosed with kidney failure and was later moved to the Intensive Care Unit.
“He unfortunately took his last breath at 9.30am Monday morning in the presence and arms of his loving wife Ayanda Ncwane.”
The family said they would communicate details of the funeral in due course.