Zakes Bantwini

Zakes Bantwini’s friends sent him messages of condolences during his father’s passing. Image via Instagram @zakesbantwini

‘So sorry my love’: Madida family mourns Zakes Bantwini’s father

Zakes Bantwini and his wife Nandi Madida were shown an enormous amount of love by their celebrity friends who sent their condolences when they heard the musician’s father died.

Zakes Bantwini

Zakes Bantwini’s friends sent him messages of condolences during his father’s passing. Image via Instagram @zakesbantwini

The Madida family mourned the passing of Zakhele ‘Zakes Bantwini’ Madida’s father Sihlangusihle Jeffrey Khanyile. A statement was released on Monday morning 9 January announcing that Zakes Banwini’s father died last week Wednesday on 4 January.


Although his death was not disclosed, it seemed his passing was unexpected. The Osamo singer’s father was said to have died at the age of 65 in his homestead in eNkandla, leaving behind his wife and nine of his children, including the musician.

On Friday 6 January, Zakes Bantwini’s beautiful wife, Nandi Madida penned a heartfelt letter to her father in-law in which she said that she was grateful for the love that she had received from her father in-law over the years.

She praised Khanyile for his loving personality and then extended her condolences to her musician husband.

Nandi wrote,

“I am eternally grateful by the kindness you showed me as your daughter in Law, you truly made me feel like your daughter in love.

You had a wicked sense of humour that we will miss dearly, thank you for making me feel like family and welcoming me so warmly. You are with your creator now.

Thank you once again, I am eternally grateful. Love and thoughts are with my husband @zakesbantwini , family and all your loved ones during this very difficult time. 🕊❤️💔.

I am so sorry my love @zakesbantwini @heazysa and family,” Nandi concluded.

Zakes Bantwini and Nandi Madida
Zakes Bantwini’s father died on 4 January 2023. Image via Instagram @nandi_madida

Madida’s celebrity family friends poured the couple family with warm and heartfelt messages in which they paid their respect to Zakes’ father in the comment sections of Nandi and Zakes’ Instagram posts


@djtira wrote:

“Ulale ngokuthula ubaba [Rest in peace father] ❤️”

@oskidoibelieve wrote:

“May memories of your dad provide you some comfort as you mourn his passing 💔”

@thando_thabethe wrote

“Sending you love 🙏🏾”

@minniedlamini wrote

“My deepest condolences Sbari ☹️💔”

@moshendiki wrote:

“Condolences sthandwa.  I’m so sorry for your loss.”

@anele_zondo wrote:

“Condolences mami ❤️”

@lvovosa wrote:

“My condolences 💐to u and family 🙏🏼”

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