Of Scars And Trauma: Thandiswa Mazwai Reflects On Childhood With Old Family Photo

Not everyone has it so good growing up. Some last parent, some lost their mother and leave with the tragedy of not having her with them for the rest of their lives.

South African singer Thandiswa Mazwai is one lady who feels like life could have been fairer to her but it wasn’t that way. She and her siblings lost their mother when they were pretty young. The years have passed but the memories of that death are still fresh with her.

Recently, she led fans into the orbit of that period in her life when she shared a picture taken from her childhood. She was in the company of her younger ones, including the now-controversial anti-GBV advocate Ntsiki Mazwai.

By her account, her brother had just turned 1 when the picture was taken. In the caption, she noted that the picture always made her sad because everyone in the picture is still nursing scars from that period, still fighting. You can check out the post below.

The picture follows Thandiswa Mazwai and her sister Ntsiki Mazwai taking playful jabs at each other over having or not having English names. Ntsiki had claimed her parents didn’t give them English names, but Thandiswa jocularly called her out.

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