Abdul Khoza’s bittersweet birthday message to his firstborn: “I pray that time gives us a chance to reunite”

Abdul Khoza holds his award during the 2019 annual SAFTAs.
Abdul Khoza holds his award during the 2019 annual SAFTAs.
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Isibaya actor Abdul Khoza celebrated his youngest daughter, Okuhlekwethu Morafe Khoza, turning six months old on 30 April, and although the doting dad seems to be enjoying fatherhood, he recently expressed sorrow over not being able to see his firstborn daughter, Azamahle.

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In a bittersweet message posted on Instagram on Friday, the father-of-two wished Azamahle a happy birthday and revealed he’s been unable to see his child.

“Happy Birthday to my 1st born #azamahle I pray that you are in good health as you keep growing up each day. Though we not together I will never stop loving you. And this day will always be special to me because it's the day I was blessed with you in my life [sic],” he began.

The actor said he wished they’d be reunited in future.

“I pray that time will help us heal someday, and that it gives us a chance to reunite after all these sad long years. But today let's focus on YOU enjoying every minute of your day. Ngiyakuthanda ngane yami, I hope you will never forget that,” he continued before saying he couldn’t wait for his daughters to meet.

“I also can't wait for you to meet your little sister @baby_morafe she's so much like you. She even has your short temper and alot of your physical features too. So as you celebrate this day, just know that we will all be with you in spirit as we have been all these years . . . [sic],” he added.

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In the comments section many sympathised with his situation, including TV personality Nandi Madida, who offered to help Abdul deal with the matter legally.

“Happy bday to your little Queen! Please WhatsApp me my brother as I want to assist your case which should go to court now, as no kid should be deprived of their father. Parents should stop being selfish and put the interest of the child first. Sending you a hug hug brother as I know what a loving and kind father you are [sic],” she wrote.

DRUM’s attempts to reach Abdul for comment were not successful at the time of publishing.