Riky Rick’s Mother Breaks Her Silence
Riky Rick’s mother, Louisa Zondo, has broken her silence over her award-winning son’s tragic death.
Zondo is currently trekking to Mount Everest with Riky Rick’s aunt Xoliswa Kakana while reminiscing about his life. Louisa is documenting her trek on social media, with posts written addressed to her son.
Riky Rick, real name Rikhado Muziwendlovu Chifaro Makhado, died last month after committing suicide at his home in Waterfall Estate, Johannesburg.
In her latest update posted on Saturday, Riky Ricky’s mother wrote,
“Dear MaRiky, the experience of yesterday was beautiful. Aunt Xoli and I walked with our trekking team after connecting with them on Monday evening, 22 March. It was our Day 2 of the Mount Everest Base Camp trek.
“We left Phakding at about 09:00 and headed for Namche Bazaar. It was a 9 hour trek filled with laughter, cameradie, silence, and physical anguish of the body. We ascended from the altitude of 2600m to 3440m above sea level.
“I feel enormous gratitude that all of us in the team ended the day in high spirit and eager to treat our exhausted bodies to much-deserved rest.
“As I took in the unspeakable wonders of the mountain, the sense of you being part of it all was so real MaRiky…I laughed out loud and shouted out your name.
“I still hold this huge awareness of your presence. It brings up an inexplicable warmth and softness in me. Being like this brings up the unforgettable experience of gazing at a feeding baby in utter love.
“When baby takes in the gaze the response is a cooing accompanied by the trickling of milk down the side of baby’s mouth as the gaze orbits baby’s primal instinct to feed. Such moments were, for me, always whispers of God’s presence… Love’s presence.