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'm.so 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.
"...to put somizi first and make sure he is happy first before he makes anyone happy," he said the post.
READ THE FULL INSTAGRAM POST HERE: