It’s becoming clear that Bongani’s reality show is more than just about entertainment. While the entertainment factor is there, the series is also helping the musician and producer to deal with his past trauma and is helping him to heal.
His family meeting with his aunts and uncle in Cape Town was rather uncomfortable for everyone involved.
However, it was very necessary. Bongz and his uncle, Themba, had a lot of disagreements about the past but the unpleasant conversation was aimed at discovering the truth.
Themba shares his truth
“What everyone is talking about, or what everyone has read about is not the truth. I never wanted to approach Bhut’ Themba alone. I wanted to first get the support of the family. So that, instead of telling just me, he brings me and us to light about what really happened,” Bongani told his family.
Themba said a lot happened on the day of Brenda’s passing. “She was in a coma in Sunninghill Hospital. So, Bongani was asking a lot of questions and we didn’t have time to answer him.”
He said they were so busy praying and wishing Brenda would come out of the coma. “There are other people who can answer better than me because I didn’t have time to look after Bongani at the time; I was very involved in attending to Brenda’s situation when she was in a coma.”
Lindi begged to pull the plug
In the end, it was revealed that Lindi, Brenda’s sister, made the decision to switch the machines off. “Actually, she didn’t pass away,” Lindi explained. “The doctor said Brenda was brain dead. If she survived, she would be a cabbage. So, the machine should be switched off. I cried and said no.”
Lindi shared that she was willing to look after Brenda but was advised against that decision. She was told that she’d look after her for a week or a month and that the whole process would destroy her mind, “Because she would be unresponsive.”
She added that she was begged to pull the plug. “They begged me, and switched off the machines,” Lindi said.
The episodes will be available on DStv online until 27 August 2021.