Stronger And Empowered

Drum English|2 July 2020

Stronger And Empowered
Kayise Ngqula on her healing, being back on screen and embracing life after her husband’s death
Bonolo Sekudu

Just a year ago she was a newlywed, a new mother and was on top of the world career-wise.

Then one day, her whole world changed. Kayise Ngqula (28) went from being a newlywed with a baby to being a widow after her husband tragically died in a car crash.

It’s been a year since the death of her Zimbabwean husband, Farai Sibanda, and Kayise is still getting used to life without him.

She’s now getting back on screen to try to embrace the life she has now. She’s joined the cast of Housekeepers season 2, exploring a new side of herself in the industry. It hasn’t been easy finding the strength to move forward after losing her husband and the father of her one-year-old son, Tinashe.

“That was painful. Shuuu! I don’t have the words for it,” Kayise says. “What has kept me going is my son, my world. I realise I don’t need to prove myself, I can come as I am, it is all part of who I am. I think my journey will inspire others to rise above their tragedies. Life is really for the living. For as long as I am still breathing, I owe it to myself to look forward to the days ahead,” she adds.

Kayise has also had to deal with her own physical injuries from the crash which included many fractures.

At the time, she had been busy shooting a production but had to put that on hold until she healed.

Two months after the crash, she shared a video of herself in hospital where she is seen wearing an orthopaedic boot and using crutches while walking.

She tried to find the words of how she was feeling a year ago, a month after the accident when she posted this on Insta­ gram.

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2 July 2020