Ngema puts pen to pa­per on pain

Sunday World - - Sunday Report - By Thuso Magano Maganot@sun­day­

Los­ing a loved one is al­ways a bit­ter pill to swal­low for any­one, but the late ac­tor and singer Dumi Masilela’s widow, Simphiwe Ngema, iss­lowly but surely pick­ing up the pieces and en­sur­ing that her late hubby’s mem­ory lives on.

Ngema, 27, who trag­i­cally lost her hus­band in a shoot­ing dur­ing a botched car hi­jack­ing a year ago, barely two months af­ter their wed­ding, is now writ­ing a book about her ex­pe­ri­ence as a way to hon­our her late hus­band’s mem­ory.

Al­though the singer and ac­tress con­firmed that she­was writ­ing a book, she played her cards close to her chest about the de­tails of what it en­tails.

“Yes, I am writ­ing a book about my life and what I went through.

“I can­not comment fur­ther, but I do hope that it will help some­one who went through a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence to mine,” she said.

Ngema said life with­out Masilela has been dif­fi­cult but she takes ev­ery day as it comes.

“It hasn’t been easy, but I have to move on. I had to re­mem­ber who I was be­fore I met Dumi.”

To fur­ther hon­our Masilela’s mem­ory, Ngema has re­leased his mu­sic sin­gle ti­tled Uphushi­we­which he wrote for her.

“To en­sure that Dumi’s mem­ory lives on, I re­cently re­leased Uphushiwe, which will beavail­able on iTune­sas of next week.”

Asked if she was back on the dat­ing scene, she said: “I haven’t thought about mov­ing on [in that area]. I am still ter­ri­fied by the idea of be­ing with some­one else.”

Ngema said she was in­stead fo­cused on her next TV role which she was happy about .

“I am happy about my gig with Isidingo be­cause act­ing has al­ways been my pas­sion. I’m start­ing to shoot next month,” said Ngema.

Ac­tress Simphiwe Ngema has a new act­ing role.

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