Luckily when singer Candy Mokwena went through a bout of depression she had none other than Kelly Khumalo to help her get through it.
Speaking to Drum recently, Candy revealed that she fell into depression after reports of her going broke, surfaced in the media.
“Kelly Khumalo was a godsend at that period in my life. She reached out to me and said, ‘take it easy’. I respect that woman. When she talks, it’s as if an adult is talking to me. There’s something very special about that her…I never thought that I would get advice from Kelly,” Candy said.
Kelly has had her fair share of hardships over the years, especially after losing her boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa in 2014.
She recently opened up about how she has overcome the dark days and allowed herself to move on with life.
“I think as time goes on, one learns to live with such things and not let it get in the way of your everyday life… I can’t afford to sit at home and sulk and mourn. I’ve had to brush it off. It’s painful, but I’ve decided let me go on,” she told Sowetan.
Candy also defended Kelly, saying that the star cannot be made to conform to what society thinks she should do.
“Despite what is written about her, Kelly always keeps her promises. We just have to accept she wears panties when she performs. That’s how she brands herself. Why do we allow Beyoncé to wear panties? You can’t expect Kelly to dress like Candy, can you? Maybe I just love her so much,” Candy said