Hope Winters
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20 Aug 2018
12:20 pm

ProKid’s family speaks out on claims ‘side-chick’ was barred from funeral

Hope Winters

ProKid was laid to rest on Sunday after an emotional funeral service in his honour.

Friends, artists and family pay tribute to the late ProKid at his funeral service. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

ProKid’s family has reportedly dismissed claims that his alleged ‘side-chick’ was banned from attending his funeral service on Sunday

Hundreds of mourners gathered at UJ Soweto Campus to bid farewell to the hip-hop star before he was laid to rest at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg.

ProKid died last week after suffering a seizure due to bleeding in the pancreas.

Sunday World reported that Pro’s alleged side-chick, Mandisa Mbanjwa was apparently told by a family member that she was not welcome at the ceremony.

“He said that I’m not welcome to attend the funeral but that’s fine. I don’t want to talk about this anymore,” she told the paper.

Family spokesperson Phumza Nohashe denied the claims, saying that according to African culture no one is “invited or uninvited to a funeral”.

Phumza said that giving Pro a dignified send-off was the family’s main concern.

The Dankie San hitmaker’s funeral was an emotionally-charged affair with moments celebrating the impact he had on the lives of so many people.

ProKid’s wife, Ayanda, penned the pain she felt in a letter that was read out on her behalf.

“Your kindness was unconditional. I never thought I’d be standing here today speaking about you in the past tense. You were the most incredible gift this journey of life has given me. I love you in this life and I’ll love you in the next,” she said.

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