Cape Town – Lynn Forbes has revealed in an exclusive interview that she was the one who told AKA’s daughter Kairo that her father passed away.
Speaking on eNCA’s News Night, Glammy – as Lynn is known to Kairo – revealed how she broke the news to Kairo.
She said she was taught not to sugarcoat anything, but to be direct when delivering the tough news.
“I always talk to the psychologist at school so I had been told how to deal with death and how to tell a child when somebody has died and they always say you have to be to the point and not say ‘he went to Jesus’ or something like that or ‘he went to heaven’.”
DJ Zinhle, Kairo’s mother, said she couldn’t bring herself to break the news and Lynn said she and her sister were the ones to do it.
“I just said to her ‘we have some really sad news’…I said ‘your dad died.”
Lynn revealed that when Kairo asked in more detail about what happened, she cried horribly.
Glammy concluded the portion of the interview by saying: “I told her that she could ask questions so she played and she went out… Then she came in and she said, ‘But, he’s coming back, right? He will be ok’ and I had to tell her, ‘No, he’s not coming back, and we have to bury him’.”
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Compiled by Matthew Petersen