Those close to Dumi Masilela struggled to fight back tears as he was laid to rest at Zuurfontein Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.
Dumi’s widow, Simphiwe broke down with grief and cried out as she said her final goodbye.
Dumi’s funeral service at Hope Restoration Church in Kempton Park was filled with song, dance and moving tributes in his honour.
Simphiwe was dressed in all white and moved mourners with a heartfelt tribute about him at the service.
She said she was lucky to have experienced the kind of love that people long for. “One of Dumi’s talents was loving me effortlessly and truly,” she said.
Simphiwe said Dumi displayed incredible strength when he was taken to hospital and she felt like he gave her all his strength.
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Hamba kahle Dumi.