Zodwa Wabantu, a South African media personality has made the heads turn with a Social Media post stating that she spent close to Rs 8 Lakh to buy a coffin for herself.
Interestingly, she is neither dying nor unwell. Zodwa Wabantu is a healthy young woman.
In an Instagram post, Wabantu said: “Black Society is Scared to talk about Death. My Coffin is 150k. Are you ready or your Family is still gonna Run around? I don’t want Zodwa Wabantu was Famous now there’s no Money to Bury her.”
Although the decision looks bizarre but in an interview to TshisaLive, Wabantu recalled the sad reason behind her purchase.
“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,” Wabantu said.
She was told that she would meet the same fate, and all her life she tried to prove them wrong.
Being a mother of a teenager, Wabantu said she doesn’t mind people criticising her for this decision as she thinks everyone goes through this process for the ones they love.
She said that she doesn’t want to burden her son financially after her death.
“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 work and financial stress. Other people do the same thing through policies and whatever, but I deal with cash.”
Wabantu’s Instagram post was liked by more than 12k people. While most of her followers supported her decision, some criticized the post.