It’s been a year since Rhythm City ac­tor Dumi Masilela died in an at­tempted hi­jack­ing in Joburg. Hav­ing com­pleted the tra­di­tional process of mourn­ing, his wife Sim­phiwe Ngema posted on so­cial me­dia that she’s let­ting go of her wed­ding ring. DRUM read­ers shared their thoughts. Does tak­ing off the ring means she for­gets about Dumi? No. Does it mean she stops lov­ing him? No. Does it erase their life and mem­o­ries to­gether? Ab­so­lutely not. NONKULULEKO NJOLI She’s act­ing like noth­ing hap­pened. One year is too soon. What’s wrong with you, girl? Pull your­self to­gether and don’t be self­ish. When a woman is in love, she’s in love for real. KHENST TSHOTLANE If this was a man peo­ple wouldn’t be say­ing it’s too soon. If she feels the need to let go, so be it. Why are women ex­pected to grieve their whole lives but men for only a few months? IRENE MOSIMA Some­times you have to ac­cept that it’s over and a per­son is not com­ing back. You’ve got to move on with your life and let go. I think she is do­ing a good thing. ANTONETT MAMPA Go on and live your life, sisi. You can­not mourn for­ever. May you find love again. NONTEMBEKO FESI-VUSO Life goes on. I can just imag­ine how she feels. This can­not be easy for her. ABONGILE DLADLA

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