Three years after the death of her husband, South African actor and musician Dumi Masilela, actress and singer Simphiwe “Simz” Ngema has found love in the arms of a Zimbabwean – model Tino Chinyani and the two are expecting a child.
In an appreciation post on Wednesday morning where she shared the news of her pregnancy on her social media pages, the 29-year-old Ngema who is popularly known for playing Phindile on Isidingo thanked Chinyani for teaching her how to love again.
“Indeed there is a God in heaven. He wiped away my tears and gave me joy in abundance. You’ve brought hope and purpose to my life @tino_chinyani.
“I will forever be grateful to you for this beautiful gift and for teaching me how to love again. I love you both with all my heart,” wrote Simz Ngema.
Simz Ngema went through the most as she lost her husband two months after their wedding in 2017. Masilela, a Rhythm City actor was shot during an attempted hijacking.
“It has been a difficult journey and I feel it’s time to let go, holding on what hurts more. Losing Dumi two months after our wedding was worse than my worst nightmare and after he passed away, I was afraid that people would forget him. So I did everything I could to keep his memory alive.
“But, at some point, I realised that holding on hurts so much more. It felt like I had a memorial service every time I did something to keep his memory alive and I went through all the emotions all over again,” she said in a statement to TshisaLIVE last year.
Also sharing the news of the pregnancy through posts on his social media pages, South Africa-based Tinotenda “Tino” Chinyani who often leaves ladies mesmerised by his looks and body wrote: “Lord knows how long I prayed on this moment and to be answered in the most beautiful way possible. I thank the Lord up above that you blessed me with your presence and showed me who I could truly be and for that I’ll forever be grateful.
The 24-year-old model and TV presenter went on to vow to Ngema that he will always love and cherish her.
“For this gift you have given me, I promise I will always love, care and be there for you and our seed. May our seed grow to be a leader of change, a leader of hope and serve the Lord in all their ways. My legacy continued, my mini me,” posted Chinyani.