Teary Bontle Modiselle shares the reason she felt responsible for her father’s death

Dancer and choreographer Bontle Modiselle recently spoke about her father’s death in an emotional interview.

In an interview on 702 with Relebogile Mabotja Bontle revealed that she had long held herself responsible for her father’s demise.

She fought back tears as she spoke about that fateful morning when they discovered her father hanging from a tree.

“I woke up to go and see what my father was doing, and he had stuff with him. He had a rope, he had stuff. It was in the wee hours of the morning, and I didn’t think anything of it.”

As she shared more details about the incident, Bontle recalled what her father had told her that morning. She said, he kept on telling her that he loved her.

She later came to a realisation that she witnessed his death moments before it happened.

Sadly Bontle placed all the burden and guilt on herself, saying that the suicide would not have happened if she had not dreamed about it.

Bontle Modiselle reveals reason her father’s death was not a shock

“And why it didn’t shock me was because I dreamt about it before it happened, and I told my mother… I woke up and told them. For a very long time I blamed myself for my dad’s death, I really did… I felt if I hadn’t dreamt about it… he wouldn’t have done it.

She also shared that her elder sister Refiloe, helped cut down her father from the tree he was hanging from as her mother was besides herself from the realisation of losing her husband.

Bontle with her family

Bontle with her mother and sisters

Her story has led to others sharing their traumatic experience of losing their loved ones and the baring of guilt over the loss. Others wished and prayed for her healing and reminded her that it was not her fault and advised her to let go of the guilt.


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