‘Even if it is for death, it is so healing,’ Unathi on being back in her hometown


Media personality Unathi Nkayi took to Instagram this week to reflect on being back in her hometown Makhanda for the first time this year, saying it is a bittersweet trip full of emotions.

Travelling has been restricted since the beginning of the national lockdown in March this year. Sadly, those regular and annual visits to loved ones across South Africa have often been delayed.

With the country now in level 1 of the lockdown and travelling restrictions eased. Many people have been able to catch up on lost time.

Idols judge Unathi was back home in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape. Taking to Instagram, she posted photos of herself in the iconic town.

Though she said she had returned to attend her aunt’s funeral, the star opened up about this long overdue trip.

“I’ve come home for the first time this year. It’s also the first time I’ve left GP since lockdown. Even if it is for death it is so healing,” Unathi wrote.

She went on to reminisce about her childhood, saying that the sights and smells of the town that raised her to be the powerhouse she is today filled her with nostalgia.

“Being surrounded by family and friends I’ve known since childhood is priceless. Smells that I’ve missed and landmarks that have stamped successes in my life,” she said.

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