inger and songwriter Simphiwe Dana’s mother has passed away. It’s still unclear what might have been the cause of the death of the Bamako singer’s mother!
Simphiwe Dana confirmed the news of her mother’s passing on Twitter Wednesday evening.
“Our wonderful mother, MamJoli, left us earlier today. We are wounded, but grateful for the grace with which she raised us and all her other adopted children. Please hold us in prayer.
“I featured my mother in my music video for Bantu Biko Street. She was a health worker, so the role was fitting. I have found a way to honor my mother throughout my work. We all fit inside her heart so snugly, that there perhaps was never space for herself,” said Simphiwe Dana.
“Condolences to you and the entire family. Everyone knows how much all of you loved your Mom, how scared you were when she got sick. We rejoiced when she recovered. This loss is on top of a mountain of loss. I pray for you to get through this time. You are loved,” said Poet Lebo Mashile.
Simphiwe Dana’s partner Pumeza Matshikiza also passed her deepest condolences during this difficult time for the singer.
“My deepest condolences💔💔 💔 💔💔 Sthandwa sam! I’m with you in spirit!” wrote Pumeza Matshikiza.
“Condolences to you, Gogo, and family during this sad period. May you be strengthened by the fact that her soul is resting in peace and will rise in glory. We will keep you in our prayers,” said Bonile Jack-Pama.
“So sorry Sim, aphumle ngoxolo umama. Sending you love and strength,” said singer Dumza Maswana.
Mid-2020 Simphiwe Dana’s mother (a retired nurse) was diagnosed with COVID-19. However, the multi-award-winning singer said that her mother was recovering at home at the time.
“My mom has been diagnosed with coronavirus. She is a retired nurse who went back to work for an old age home because nursing to her is a calling. She is recovering at home and seems to be ok. She has diabetes. Still, I have faith she will pull through,” wrote Simphiwe Dana.
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) July 22, 2021
The details of her mother’s death are still unclear.