Many believe it was fate that brought Menzi Ngubane and his wife Sikelelwa together…

…after all it was not once, but twice that their paths crossed.

Sadly, Sikelelwa – the actor’s second wife – had to bury her soulmate over their weekend after almost a decade of being together.

Take a look at their love story which melted Mzansi’s heart…

 

She knew he was her husband at 16

“I remember when I saw you on Yizo Yizo, I was 16 years old and I said “there is my husband” and the universe agreed”, Sikelelwa wrote in a tribute, read out by her sister at Menzi’s funeral.

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They met by chance not once, but twice

Back in 2004, the couple dated briefly before parting ways.

The lovers then rekindled their romance in 2013 after they met by chance again, when Menzi walked into a SABC office where Sikelelwa worked as a receptionist.

 

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They wed in a beautiful traditional ceremony

“I got my diamond and no-one will take her from me…I am very grateful to God. I remember when things were not going well for me, I prayed for unkosikazi (a good wife)”, he told Drum magazine after their 2018 nuptials.

 

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He took her two daughters as his own

Menzi took up the role as step-dad and nurtured the young girls as if they were his own.

“Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with amazing beauty,” he sweetly captioned one pic.

 

 

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He gushed over he any chance he got

Menzi was known for his swoon-worthy snaps with his better half, whom he called his ‘queen’.

“I choose her. My zonke bonke, My yonke into. My soulmate. My Bff, ” he cooed in another post.