Dumi and Simphiwe’s love shines bright at memorial

Family‚ friends‚ fans and colleagues united in mourning at the Hope Restoration Church in Kempton Park on Joburg’s East Rand on Wednesday as the life of Dumi Masilela was remembered. As videos played of his Idols SA audition‚ his time on the soccer field spoken about and his humble character praised‚ it was his love for his wife‚ Simphiwe Ngema‚ that stood out.

Thami Ngema‚ Simphiwe’s father‚ said he has lost a member of his family.

The couple‚ who married in May‚ had become media darlings with their loved-up social media posts and quirky videos they often posted.

Musician Hush started off the proceedings and said Dumi “lived for his wife.” Clement Maosa reiterated the sentiment. “I was amazed at how much he loved Simphiwe. It was a love you can’t speak‚ only show.”

Obakeng said he sang at their wedding and cried for four days when he heard what had happened.

A Masilela family representative spoke fondly of how two families united when Simz and Dumi got married.


A video of the couple’s wedding day was played to the crowds in the church hall. Simz took to the stage and said “Dumi was perfect.”

She said that nothing can prepare you for being a 27-year-old widow.

Source: TMG Digital.


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