Year In Review: A heartfelt tribute by J Sbu

Year In Review: A heartfelt tribute by J Sbu

Vulnerability is not an easy emotion for J Sbu. It was not until the day he lost his son that the walls came tumbling down for him. 

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KZN knows that J Sbu is the father of baby Zanda, but what a lot of KZN does not know is that J Sbu considers himself to be a dad of two. 

READ: J Sbu pens heartfelt letter to his late son

Smanga, who is J Sbu's late son, is no longer with us in the physical sense, but J Sbu carries him in his spirit always. 2020 marked the the four-year anniversary of the passing of his angel baby. 

J Sbu very tearfully shared with Stacey and the rest of KZN his open letter. 

Listen to that moment here: 

Read his entire open letter below: 

To Smanga, my angel baby, I have penned this love letter to you: 

I want to start my message to you by saying that I love you and I miss the ideas and plans that I had in raising you to be the best human being possible. Smanga, my first born, not a day goes by without me thinking of what could've been. I had big dreams for you.

I remember the day I said your name out loud for first time and you kicked in your mother's womb, and that's when I knew you were destined to be football player... and I would've been that dad, shouting on the sidelines when other kids fouled you and, of course, cheered for you as loud as I could when you scored a goal... that's my boy. 

You would've turned four this year. You would be in creche by now and I would've been able to teach you how to say "Hi" to the girl you like. I also want to let you know that your brother, uZanda, will be reminded of you for as long as I live. He might not be the best footballer player, but I hope one day you will take time to play him in his dreams.

Let him score a few please, I don't want you boys fighting.

I am writing this letter to you because I want to remind you that I love you and will do everything in this life to celebrate every moment we had when you were in your mother's womb. Oh, by the way, daddy is famous. I made a song for you, it's called, 'Angel's Dance'. I hope you like it and when I play it at clubs, you better be dancing the most...

I'm not gonna take up much of your time cause I know you're probably having a great time in heaven. I will always love you and I just popped by to thank you for choosing me to be your father. 

Rest easy, my son. You are not forgotten...

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