Death of Angela Nyirenda’s son Khuzwayo shocking

Dear Editor,

I also wish to express my profound condolences to Angela Nyirenda on the demise of her son Khuzwayo. The death of Khuzwayo is sad and it has evoked emotions in the hearts of many Zambians. He was aged 15 and he died on Monday October 10, 2016 of severe stomach pains at Chingwere Mini Hospital of Matero Township. At the time of his death, he was in Grade Ten at Kasamu School in Lusaka West. Angela came into music limelight in 2004 when she released her debut album entitled: Malo Abwino which won the hearts of many music enthusiasts in Zambia and across the borders notably in the neighbouring countries such as Malawi, Zimbabwe to mention but a few. In her music career spanning over 10 years, she has 4 albums to her name with the latest album entitled, Salary. The death of Khuzwayo is very traumatising to her mother as it has left an indelible scar in her life. This is because she lost her second born child, Bongani three years ago and he lived barely two months due to the fact that he was born with a heart complication. Losing two children concurrently or one after the other is the saddest experience for every mother notwithstanding the labour pains she had to endure during child birth. God as our Comforter is the only one who can comfort her during this trying moment. I met Angela and her late son at Manda Hill Shopping Mall early this year. Death is a mystery beyond human comprehension and it has struck and robbed us of the dear little one. Of course, she might have good plans for her son but his life was cut short on that fateful day when he breathed last. The celebrated Zambian female musician did a song entitled: Khuzwayo as a dedication to her first born son who has since passed on. Good well Khuzwayo and to Angela, I say, all will be well. Just put your trust in the Lord. Psalms 23: 4 says: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. May his soul rest in eternal peace. ELEMIYA PHIRI Lusaka.