It seems like the drama surrounding Zahara’s untimely death is far from over. Reports have emerged that her family has refused to include her fiancé, Mpho Xaba, in her funeral preparations due to an unresolved lobola issue.
The couple, who got engaged in 2023, had their lobola negotiations just two weeks before Zahara’s tragic passing.
According to sources, Mpho did not pay the full lobola amount, leading to tensions within the family. As a result, he has been excluded from the funeral preparations, causing further controversy.
The funeral of the beloved Loliwe singer is scheduled to take place on 22 December in Phumlani, Eastern Cape.
While some may argue that lobola traditions hold significant cultural importance, it’s unfortunate that this dispute is overshadowing the mourning process.
It’s not uncommon for families to have disagreements during such difficult times, but it’s crucial to remember the bigger picture – honoring Zahara’s memory.
However, the drama didn’t stop at excluding Mpho from the funeral preparations. Reports suggest that tensions escalated during Zahara’s memorial service at the Rhema Bible Church in Johannesburg. Some family members reportedly objected to Mpho speaking at the service, adding fuel to the fire.
It’s understandable that emotions are running high, but let’s not forget that Zahara’s legacy should be celebrated and cherished. Instead of focusing on disputes and drama, let’s come together to remember the incredible talent and beautiful soul that Zahara was.
As we bid farewell to Zahara, let’s hope that peace prevails and that her family and loved ones can find solace in the memories they shared.