‘Ukulanda umoya’ traditional ceremony performed at the home of ProKid’s girlfriend
On Monday, Prokid's family descended on the flat of his girlfriend to “collect his spirit”.
Sunday World has learnt that they went to the flat in Licence Hall in the Joburg CBD accompanied by a traditional healer.
The spokesperson for the family, Phumza Nohashe, confirmed the performance of rituals at the flat.
"Ukulanda umoya [fetching the deceased spirit] is a known African [Zulu] custom practice. Each family [clan] follows its own custom, the Mkhize and Vilakazi family did right by their beloved son.
Vilakazi is the surname of Prokid’s mother.
“We ask again that we be given the space to mourn one of our own without media scrutiny," said Nohashe.
Prokid, 37, real name Linda Mkhize, died last Wednesday at the apartment of Mandisa whom he had been dating since last year behind his wife Ayanda’s back.
The rapper's memorial service will take place on Thursday at the Newtown Music Factory from 14:00 to 18:00.
He will be buried at West Park Cemetery’s Heroes Acre on Sunday.
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