J Sbu opens up about the real reason he is terrified of the ocean in tribute to his late brother

J Sbu opens up about the real reason he is terrified of the ocean in tribute to his late brother

A month ago Stacey and J Sbu did a content piece on things you wish you could take back that were said in an argument with a loved one. 

J Sbu opens up about the real reason he is terrified of the ocean in tribute to his late brother
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J Sbu's regret was and still is an altercation that he had with his now late younger brother, Siphamandla. 

Siphamandla passed away on the first of January 2011, the very same day that J Sbu shared with Stacey and the rest of KZN that he had, had a fight with him. 

READ: Stacey and J Sbu bare all with KZN

In case you missed the show on that day, here is a recap of that moment: 

In the Nxumalo family, the first of January symbolized new beginnings, as a tradition- the family would always go to the beach for some quality family time and cleansing of their spirits. 

In 2011 the day had began with a rift between the two Nxumalo boys, who not only exchanged harsh words in a heated argument but that escalated to something physical. 

J Sbu admits that he is still deeply scarred from that incident because that last interaction would be their last conversation ever. Siphamandla would later pass away on that day after drowning in the ocean.

This hatred for what the ocean symbolized was transferred to J Sbu's son, Zanda. When he was old enough to be able to start swim school- it was very triggering for J Sbu. 

READ: Year In Review: A heartfelt tribute by J Sbu

He was adamant that Zanda would not be in the ocean or even a swimming pool. 

Till this day, J Sbu is extremely uncomfortable to be anywhere near water- whether it be a intimate pool party or a trip to the beach that he cannot get himself out of. It was only until recently that J Sbu was able to interrogate his fear and relationship with the ocean. 

Listen to the full podcast of J Sbu sharing more of his story and his relationship with the ocean: 

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