Sfiso Ncwane’s sister, relatives walk out on funeral proceedings

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 07: The late Sfiso Ncwane’s wife Ayanda is comforted by Tobeka Madiba-Zuma during Sfiso’s memorial service on December 8, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. More than 100 mourners flocked in at the EThekwini Community Church for the Gospel music star’s emotional memorial service. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Rogan Ward)

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 07: The late Sfiso Ncwane’s wife Ayanda is comforted by Tobeka Madiba-Zuma during Sfiso’s memorial service on December 8, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. More than 100 mourners flocked in at the EThekwini Community Church for the Gospel music star’s emotional memorial service. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Rogan Ward)

Sfiso Ncwane’s sister, Gugu and other relatives were forced to sit with the public during the funeral service which was held at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban yesterday.

According to Sunday Sun, a visibly upset Gugu said she was not allowed to be with her mother, Fikile, Sfiso’s wife Ayanda and their two sons in the VIP area. Instead, they were told to sit with everybody else while celebrities and influential people comforted Ayanda.

Gugu and her relatives decided to leave the stadium and wait outside.

“We went to the airport to receive Sfiso’s body, along with Ayanda. But when we arrived at Moses Mabhida, marshals told us we weren’t allowed to sit with Ayanda. Even when we explained that we were close family members, they insisted we should sit with the general public,” said Gugu.

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Gugu went on to add that she couldn’t take sitting in the rain anymore and left.

“I thought I can’t sit here and feel sorry for myself. I’m leaving and wish my mum could join us. It’s clear that some people don’t want us here,” said Gugu.

This comes after Sfiso’s mother, Fikile said she wouldn’t be attending his memorial in Durban last week as they lived too far and requests to have it moved closer were not considered.

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