Pearl Thusi dedicates heartfelt b-day wish to her late father

South African actress and TV presenter Pearl Thusi took to her Instagram page to wish her late father a “perfect heavenly birthday” on her feed which prompted her dearest fans and besties to send her an abundance of lovely messages in the comment section.



Pearl Thusi’s father, Bhekisizwe Thusi died in 2020. Meanwhile, her mother passed away several years before, back in 2004. In a previous interview on L-Tido Podcast on YouTube, the Queen Sono actress revealed that both her parents lived with HIV.

Thusi’s father lived almost 20 years after her mother’s passing, and in that time, the media personality shared that he had survived meningitis up to three times.

“My dad had meningitis, maybe three times and he survived, which is insane on its own. I would have never brought this up if my dad was still alive. As much as it’s important to talk about HIV and the stigma and us having progressed, I wouldn’t want people to look at my parents and just think of that,” she said.

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The vibrant TV presenter posted a series of photos of both her parents on her feed as she wished her father a happy heavenly birthday via an Instagram post shared on Sunday, 22 October. She received an enormous amount of support from her diehard fans and close friends in the comment section.

“Hope you’re having the perfect heavenly birthday, Dad. I miss you more than words could ever describe. My first and forever hero. I know you always got my back 😘 Love you always,” she captioned