As thousands of mourners flock to Heroes Acres at Westpark Cemetery on Sunday to pay their last tribute to hip-hop star and Dankie San hitmaker Prokid, real name Linda Mkhize; his lover and the woman in whose arms he died has been shunned.
Prokid spent his last moments with his side chick Mandisa Mbanjwa at her rented flat in the Joburg CBD last week.
Mbanjwa opened up about the star's last moment to Sunday World last week, prompting a huge social media response about whether it was appropriate or not for her to speak out.
In some African cultures and beliefs, a nyatsi such as Mbanjwa cannot attend the funeral of the man they were sleeping with because bad luck will befall them.
As the couple usually conduct their illicit affair in the cloak of darkness or in secret, it is believed to be highly inappropriate and indecent for a secret lover to emerge and seek acknowledgement during the burial of their lover. Most traditions forbid it and even threaten that a lover who insists on attending the funeral would be punished by ancestors, perhaps as a way to discourage burials turning into spectacles.