Radio and television personality Somizi Mhlongo Motaung broke down as he said goodbye to his late mother Mary Twala at her funeral service this morning.

Veteran actress Mary Twala died on Saturday the 4th of July at Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg. She was aged 80 and had been in and out of hospital in the past few months.

Somizi dressed in all black found comfort on his husband’s shoulder, Mohale Motaung Mhlongo who accompanied him to the podium.

The reality star said he always dreaded of the day he would have to speak at his own mother’s funeral.

“I know I have lost a mother on earth but gained the most powerful ancestor. Don’t be surprised if I rise beyond because I have the most generous ancestor, ” Somizi said.

“I promise to never make you an angry ancestor. Thank you for everything. I love you,” he added.

Somizi’s daughter Bahumi Madisakwane and his sister were also in attendance. Due to Covid-19 regulations only 50 mourners were allowed at the funeral service.

Other actors sent their condolences virtually with some describing her as the mother of the acting industry. Songstress Rebecca Malope sang songs of sorrow and hope during the service.