Watch! Inside Menzi Ngubane’s Memorial Service [Sad]
It was an afternoon filled with emotionally-charged tributes as those close to the late Menzi Ngubane gathered at the Assemblies Of God Sandton Church on Thursday for a memorial service apt for acting royalty. Actors Thapelo Mokoena and Ayanda Borotho were the MCs of the day and began the programme with a moment of silence in Menzi’s honour. The veteran actor died on March 13 after suffering a stroke, aged 56.
Ayanda voiced her heartbreak over Menzi’s death, saying she had believed him when he said last year that his time to die was far off. This was after another death prank surrounding Menzi went viral.
His brother, Bonny Ngubane, also spoke about how the death pranks always angered the family. He then asked for media and people to be sensitive to Menzi’s wife, Sike, and the family. He thanked Sike for loving Menzi so well.
Songstress Judith Sephuma gave a heartfelt performance as she sang a version of Andrea Bocelli’s The Prayer accompanied by Pastor Given Mabena of Joyous Celebration fame. Actress Sonia Mbele, Baby Cele, Sophie Lichaba and make-up artist Bongi Mlotshwa were spotted in the congregation that gathered, while the likes of Siyabonga Shibe and Portia Gumede tuned into the live stream on YouTube to bid Menzi farewell.