According to reports from TshisaLIVE, a tombstone to represent Scandal! actor Sandy Mokwena’s contribution to the community was unveiled shortly after his death late last month, with its creators claiming it cost around R100,000
A large granite slab rises from the ground to meet a oval tombstone with the actor’s face on it. The granite slab bears two massive initials and the oval stone is surrounded by three pillars holding up a banner bearing his surname. A Sotho clan praise poem is also engraved on the stone.
The tombstone’s creator Nthato Nkwabi of Khaabo Tombstones said it was built and assembled in two days, and reflected the way Sandy’s family wanted to remember the acting giant.
“The pillars are because his family told us that he was a pillar of the community. They said they wanted the letters on the stone and we enlarged them because his impact was large on those he met. For us, it wasn’t about celebrating him as a celebrity but rather as a man. We wanted to show what he meant to those around him.”
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