Judith Sephuma's baby laid to rest

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Baby Mbalenhle Mhlambi, the daughter of jazz singer  Judith Sephuma and her photographer  husband, Siphiwe Mhlambi, was laid to rest at Westpark Cemetery today. Baby Mbali was a premature baby born in November last year  at 32 weeks. According to media reports, she had lived with her family for only a month before she died on Tuesday 25 January as she had been ill since birth. Judith has five children, two with Siphiwe and three with her ex-husband, musician Selaelo Selota.  The news of the baby's death broke on Wednesday 26 March  when  Siphiwe posted a message on his Facebook page:

“Born at only 32 weeks, my little angel’s life was short lived. Her beauty and magic will linger forever. Till we meet again my angel…Your mom and dad love you.”

Judith is  a choirmaster on Mzansi Magic’s Clash of the Choirs and  she  missed a performance at the Naledi Theatre Awards when she underwent surgery last week.

She burst onto the music scene in 2001 with her debut  album, A Cry, A Smile, A Dance.

Kgomotso Modise, Judith’s publicist and family spokesperson said: “They are united and have gathered strength to go through this. As you can imagine its a difficult period for them.”

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