JOHANNESBURG - Simphiwe Ngema and Dumi Masilela were married for just two months when the Rhythm City actor was killed in an attempted hijacking last week.
During Masilela's memorial service this week, Ngema tried her best to hold back her tears while speaking about her late husband.
The first thing she said was: "Nothing can prepare you for being a 27-year-old widow. That all the dreams you dreamt of will be taken away from you."
She referred to Masilela as a very strong man, from whom she continued to draw strength.
"Dumi was so strong and that's where I'm getting my strength from right now."
Ngema went on to say: "When I went to see his body yesterday, it wasn't him. I felt like I was looking at his suit. And I remembered what he said, that our bodies are just that. He has brought new meaning to the words 'To live is Christ, and to die is gain'."
"I know that I am not the only one who is hurting. But I want you to know that no one, no one, has power to take someone else's life. We are not that powerful as human beings. The God who Dumi believed in is a God of miracles. And if he wanted Dumi to live, he would have lived. But it was time. Dumi was perfect. He was one of the perfect people. I never used to worry about him. And God takes the good ones," she ended off.
Masilela will be buried on Saturday, 12 August. at Hope Restoration Ministries in Kempton Park. The service starts at 8am.