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Nathi Mankayi on finding comfort after losing both parents days apart – "I have a new story to tell"

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The year did not start off well for afro-pop singer Nathi Mankayi, but he is looking at a good year ahead.
The year did not start off well for afro-pop singer Nathi Mankayi, but he is looking at a good year ahead.
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His faith has been tested. But he's determined to keep strong and find little pockets of happiness in this New Year after suffering a devastating blow at the end of 2020.

His story is one that's been echoing in many families in South Africa during the pandemic. Afro-pop singer Nathi Mankayi (38) started off the year 2021 filled with grief from losing both his parents; mom Nothembile Gladys Mankayi (73) and dad John Daniel Mankayi (80) just days apart.

“I have been through many challenging situations; this has been one of those that made me question God’s plans,” he tells Drum. 

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