Fans and government unite to support Tiki's family
Tiki Nxumalo (Facebook)
Johannesburg - Besides the heartbreak of losing a loved one, Tiki Nxumalo's family now have to start worrying about burying the veteran actor.
And even though the costs of a funeral can be super high, friends and government have stepped in to help the family bury Tiki.
The KZN Department of Arts and Culture have promised to visit Tiki's family and offer any financial support they may need.
“It’s normal for the department to intervene when an artist dies, but I will not be able to say how much we contribute out of respect for the family,” the department's spokesperson, Lethukuthula Mtshali, told the Daily Sun.
Other family friends and fans of Tiki have also come to the party, according to Tiki’s sister-in-law, Nelisiwe Nxumalo.
“Musa Zulu of Maz Herbal Products, who once helped Tiki with food parcels, has already donated R2 500,” she told the paper.
Meanwhile, preparations for the funeral have started, with a host of Mzansi's finest actors and actresses, including Slindile Nodangala (Mama Ruby in Generations), expected to descend on Tiki's hometown of Lamontville in KZN.