The family of gospel star S’fiso Ncwane says they have not ended the mourning period following his death in 2016 as they have no money for his unveiling ceremony

The family were reportedly supposed to hold the cleansing ceremony in December last year – one year after his passing – but did not have funds to buy a cow or a goat.

Speaking to the Daily Sun, the singer’s sister Gugu says the family is worried they will be struck by bad luck.

“This ceremony is compulsory so my brother’s soul can rest in peace and become a good ancestor,” she said.

Gugu added that the they could not talk to her brother’s wife Ayanda as they were not on speaking terms.

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“If we get the money, we will do the ceremony, whether she comes or not,” she told the publication.

Meanwhile, Ayanda says she is “shocked” that the family want to hold their own unveiling, adding that nobody contacted her about the ceremony

“I’ve never heard that a married man’s unveiling could be held outside his home,” she told the publication.

“Nobody will do my husband’s unveiling but myself as his wife.”

Ayanda and S’fiso’s mother Fikile have never been on good terms, even while he was alive.

She publicly slammed her son in 2015 for buying his pastor a R1,9 million V8 AMG Mercedes-Benz while her fridge was empty.

She also complained that her son stopped giving her money and claimed that Ayanda scolded her whenever she asked for help

But S’fiso hit back, saying he no longer gave his mother money, because she allegedly used the cash to consult sangomas.

The family failed to put up a united front at his funeral, with S’fiso’s sister and some family members leaving the service at Moses Mabhida Stadium after complaining that they were forced to sit with the general public and not with Ayanda.