– The funeral service for the late Mary Twala took place today in Soweto at Grace Bible Church – Somizi Mhlongo stood up to pay tribute to his mother and gave a speech that brought Mzansi to tears – Explaining how losing mother has crippled him, Somizi is grateful to have gained a powerful ancestor as a result Somizi Mhlongo brought people to tears with his moving tribute to his late mother. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to face in life. learnt that the funeral service for the late Mary Twala took place today in Soweto at Grace Bible Church. The iconic actress passed last Saturday at the age of 80 after battling illness – it was a heavy moment for Mzansi. Due to limitations of the coronavirus, Somizi and his family decided to stream the service so that all who knew, loved and honoured their mother could attend. Taking the podium at his mother’s funeral, Somizi had his husband Mohale Motaung by his side. Speaking at his mother’s funeral was one of the hardest things Somizi has ever had to do, but his speech was truly breathtaking. Somizi Mhlongo’s touching tribute to late mom brings Mzansi to tears. She is a legend who will never be forgotten. Source: Instagram He went on to remind those that his mother was a hardworking woman who taught him all that he knows today and that without her, he wouldn’t be half the man that he is.