Ten years after Zinathi’s death, Nhlanhla Nciza finally has the courage to post a picture of her daughter

The Mafikizolo lead singer took to Instagram to remember Zinathi on what would have been her 15th birthday.

Zina, as she was called by family and friends, died in a car crash in 2009 shortly before Christmas when she was just five years old.

She sustained serious head and neck injuries.

Coping with the loss of her daughter has been difficult and Nhlanhla was unable to bring herself to share a picture of her little girl on social media.

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“After so many years I finally have the courage and strength to post a picture of my late daughter Zinathi,” she wrote.

The Emlanjeni hitmaker says that her heart is still filled with pain

“She would be 15 today, our beautiful princess Zinathi. There so much I wanna say but the words fail me. Can’t believe it’s been nine years. My heart is filled with so much so much pain as if it were yesterday when you left us.

“But in the midst of it all I, thank God for giving me the best six years of my life. I love you now and forever more my angel. Happy 15th birthday my Zinathi iNtsikelelo Nciza. MaRhadebe omhle, Ndlebentle zombini. Rest in Eternal Peace.”

Nhlanhla also thanked her family for their support.

“Thank you family for your kind and comforting words. I appreciate you and therefore my daughter appreciates you,” she wrote.