Zodwa Wabantu got jaws dropping days back after sharing snaps of her purchased casket on social media.
The dancer says she knows black people are scared to talk about death but here she is preparing her funeral in other to save her family the excuse of not doing a befitting burial for her famous self.
“When I walked in, they (funeral parlour people) didn’t think I was coming to buy myself a coffin. They assumed I was doing it for a family member. But when I asked together in it and try it out then they realised that I was serious. The coffin is probably between R50 and R70k. The rest of the money went towards the executive package, which include the cars and other services.” She said.
However, she had more to say on that, as she revealed to TshishaLIVE that the inspiration behind buying the 150k worth casket was because she wanted to prove some people wrong who said, she was going to suffer the same fate like her mother, who was buried in a cheap coffin.
“When we buried my mother, it was a sad affair. She was buried in a cheap coffin and her funeral came together on things that were patched together. People always told me that I would never amount to much and would suffer the same fate, so I’ve been living my whole life trying to prove them wrong.”
“I don’t even feel that what I did was really as people made it out to be. I mean, if you think about it, everybody at some point goes through that process for someone they love. The difference is that I decided to spare my son the work and the financial stress. Other people do the same thing through policies and whatever, but I deal with cash.”