'My most used phrase is my sincerest condolences': Lesego Tlhabi's 2021 so far

14 January 2021 - 09:30
Lesego Tlhabi shares how hearing about the passing of someone every day this year has left her 'paralysed with fear'.
Lesego Tlhabi shares how hearing about the passing of someone every day this year has left her 'paralysed with fear'.
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Satirist Lesego Tlhabi has shared how hearing about the passing of someone every day this year has left her “paralysed with fear”.

The award-winning satirist took to Twitter this week to share how January has been flooded with condolences.

“Literally hearing of someone passing away every day. Every day,” said a heartbroken Tlhabi.

Tlhabi said she feels like her messages aren’t enough to comfort the bereaved but that’s all she can offer.

“Every day it’s condolences and I don’t know how to calm the anxiety, or worst of all, how to comfort those who are losing family. I feel like my messages aren’t enough but that’s all I can do. My most used phrase for 2021 so far is 'My sincerest condolences'," she said.

She said since the year started, she has been thinking about losing a loved one and feared the worst.

“I am paralysed with fear. I think about death and losing a loved one every moment that I’m not working or busying my mind. I think 2021 has to be a chapter in therapy on its own,” Tlhabi said.