By: Poelano Malema
Losing a parent is one of the most painful and difficult things anyone can experience.
Actor Clement Maosa understands the pain so well as he grew up without both his parents.
The actor took to Instagram to reflect on his parents’ passing.
He posted a photo of their engagement celebration and how shortly after that they both passed away.
“This was their engagement celebration before the wedding, and immediately after the celebration they both started having health issues then eventually passed on a year later,” wrote Maosa.
He says at the time of their passing, he was still young. The actor says there were a lot of rumours about what led to their death and this made it difficult for them to mourn as a family.
“I was young but I heard all kinds of accusations/allegations from everyone, community members, family, church people and just passerby what was the cause of their deaths and as a teenage I was confused and the family war erupted and we didn’t even get the time to grief or mourn as everything happened so fast,” he wrote.
As a result of the feuds, he says his family relocated to try and get peace.
“The only solution was to relocate with my siblings from that village, switch off the noise and somehow started afresh,” Maosa wrote.
Although years have passed since his parents’ passing, the actor says it is important to know that healing should never be rushed.
“Healing is a process and no one should predict when and how to deal with it,” says the ‘Skeem Saam’ star.
Read his moving post below.
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Image courtesy of Instagram/ @clementmaosa