Somizi remembers his mother on his birthday: 'It's a bittersweet moment'

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Somizi Mhlongo
Somizi Mhlongo
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TV personality Somizi Mhlongo turned 48 on Wednesday, and it's the first birthday he celebrated without his mother, Mary Twala.

The veteran actress died on 4 July at the age of 80. 

"Its a bitter sweet moment right....I'm turning 48 years old....and it will be the first time I won't be getting that first call from my bubbly mom [sic]," he captioned a moving Instagram post. 

"I write this with tears in my eyes.....but I know she has already wished me a happy bday....I' grateful for the life ....for making it this far....for the blessings....for health.....for the success [sic]," he added. 

In the post, Somizi said that he gave himself a special gift, by promising to make himself a priority. 

" put somizi first and make sure he is happy first before he makes anyone happy," he said the post.


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