Zodwa Wabantu has detailed how her mother’s death and the cheap coffin she was buried in was the motivation behind her recently coffin shopping spree
The entertainer caused a tizz on Instagram earlier this week when she shared pics and videos of her testing out a coffin. Zodwa also revealed that she had picked out a coffin worth R150k.
Zodwa told TshisaLIVE that the way her mother was buried has stuck with her for life and has motivated her to do things differently.
“When we buried my mother, it was a sad affair. She was buried in a cheap coffin and her funeral came together on things that were patched together. People always told me that I would never amount to much and would suffer the same fate, so I’ve been living my whole life trying to prove them wrong,” Zodwa said.
Zodwa added that as a mother she didn’t want to put her son through the stress and financial burden of arranging her funeral
“I don’t even feel that what I did was really as people made it out to be. I mean, if you think about it, everybody at some point goes through that process for someone they love. The difference is that I decided to spare my son the work and the financial stress. Other people do the same thing through policies and whatever, but I deal with cash.”
Zodwa said that it gave her peace of mind knowing that when she dies everything would be sorted
She told fans on Instagram that in the black culture it was taboo to talk about death but this often left the burden on families.
“Death. Black society is scared to talk about death. My coffin is 150k. Are you ready or your family is still gonna run around?”