Mona Monyane opens up about the death of her second child

Mona Monyane and Khulu Skenjana.
Mona Monyane and Khulu Skenjana.
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Actress Mona Monyane has for the first time poured her heart out about the pain of losing her second child‚ who died just seven days after she was born.

Just a few months after giving birth to her first child‚ Monyane received criticism when she announced that she was expecting again. Monyane hit back hard at the negativity at the time.

It's been nearly a year since her baby's death and Monyane broke her silence on YouTube talk show CWNH Hosted By Wendy this week.

"What happened [is] that I haven't made public the death of my second child‚" she revealed.

Monyane explained that she chose not to tell fans about her loss because of the criticism she got for falling pregnant "so soon" after giving birth to her first child.

"The pregnancy was already under so much criticism and I had to find myself defending one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced‚ which is motherhood‚" she added.

She said that she asked God why she was going through such heartache.

"When within seven days my baby passes in my arms. I am sitting there going‚ 'Okay‚ what is going on?' So we are talking about spirituality and I am thinking‚ I am like‚ 'God‚ where are you? I don't know'. It was too sudden."

Monyane said she felt like her little one was an angel that came to deliver a message but would not stay but she still had so many questions.

Monyane and her husband Khulu Skenjana named the little baby girl Amani-Amaza Wamazulu Skenjana.

Taking to social media after giving birth in November Monyane said they were overjoyed to have a new girl in the house and were grateful for the blessing from heaven.

"Amazulu a vulekile (the heavens have opened). We welcome our second daughter into the world‚ Amaza Wamazulu Skenjana born 18:52pm‚ 16 November 2017. You have completed our home. Re leboha Mohau le Ramasedi (We are grateful for mercy and grace). Most importantly we thank all who have shared this wonderful journey with us. We thank you for your prayers and well wishes. Rea leboha‚" she wrote.

Monyane and Skenjana's first child was born in August 2016.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE last year‚ actor Skenjana said being dad was his greatest role to date.

"If you had told me five years ago that I would one day be married with kids‚ I wouldn't have believed you. I used to think that being single and a bachelor was the dopest thing to do. Now I realise the dopest thing is being a husband and father."

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