Maskandi star Phuzekhemisi Mnyandu had to honour a performance just hours after his son was killed.
Phuza was booked to perform at an event in Mgababa in KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday.
He said that his son Magugu Mnyandu, 22, was hit by a car while crossing a main road in Durban on Sunday.
Magugu was to meet his father and the rest of the band for a performance.
“I could not believe it when I got a call to rush to the scene. My son had visited his mother’s family to bury his uncle and we were supposed to meet for a performance in Mgababa.”
“I’m sure he was crossing the freeway rushing to meet us, but he never arrived. My son died on the scene because he sustained head injuries. This is the most terrible thing to happen to me.”
Phuza waited for his son’s body to be taken to the morgue before he could go to the scheduled performance.
It was difficult for him to perform, but the show had to go on.
“It was the most difficult thing to do for me and the band. We had to perform but it was difficult. This is a difficult time for the whole family.”
His son was doing his final year in accounting at University of South Africa (Unisa).
He was also a backing vocalist and a dancer, having graduated into the band three years ago.
Magugu will be buried this weekend in Mkhomazi, KwaZulu-Natal