‘All I want for my birthday is to hear you say I’m gold’ - Simz Ngema to Dumi Masilela

29 August 2017 - 09:07 By TshisaLIVE
Simz at her husband's funeral.
Simz at her husband's funeral.
Image: Kyle Zeeman

Actress Simphiwe Ngema has broken her social media silence since the death of her husband, Dumi Masilela to make a heartfelt birthday wish to hear him give her encouragement in her grief.

It's been nearly four weeks since the Rhythm City actor was shot in a botched hijacking. Simz was with him in the hours after his shooting and before he eventually died of his injuries.

Simphiwe celebrated her birthday on Tuesday and took to Instagram to post a screenshot of a message that Dumi wrote two years ago about overcoming trials. In the caption she opened up about her grief and her wish to hear him speak to her. 

"All I want for my birthday is to hear you say I'm gold because I am burning!," she wrote.

Fans and friends, including actress Ntando Duma, poured onto Simphiwe's page to send her messages of encouragement and strength. 

The pair celebrated their traditional wedding two months ago. Speaking about her loss at the memorial for her husband, Simphiwe said that nothing could have prepared her her for being a widow at the age of 27.

"Nothing prepares you for one day to be a 27-year-old widow. That all the dreams you've dreamt of will be taken away from you," she told mourners.

Dumi, who played the role of Sifiso Ngema on Rhythm City, had been visiting a friend in Tembisa on August 3. He had parked his car in a road when a black Jeep approached them. They tried to flee but the Jeep gave chase and the occupants opened fire.