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aunt's death sad day for happy sindane

By unknown | Jun 03, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

McKeed Kotlolo

Happy Sindane is a very sad man.

His adoptive aunt and mother-figure Elina Badanile Sindane, 56, of Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit, was buried at the weekend.

"She was the only person who understood me. She brought me up and she knew everything about me," he said.

Elina Sindane died last Wednesday after a short illness.

Happy, 23, first made headlines five years ago when he claimed he was a white boy kidnapped when he was a baby.

He was subsequently declared the son of a black domestic worker and her boss. The court ruled that his proper name was Happy Sindane.

The death of Elina Sindane, a dressmaker, has saddened Happy immensely.

He remained at the grave alone for a short while to pay his last respects to his fallen mother-figure.

"I feel like I have been orphaned for the third time. I am powerless without her. I have lost a mother and a person who tolerated me. I don't know what will happen to me without her," he said.

"She did not hesitate to call me to order when I misbehaved. She was a very disciplined person who listened to other people's problems and gave advice where she could.

"She taught me about life. She even dragged me to the Home Affairs offices to apply for an identity document. She made follow-ups until my ID was ready for collection."


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