A second memorial service for the late socialite Mitchelle “Moana” Amuli will be held on 2 January in Highfield, her mother Yolanda Kuvaoga has said.
Kuvaoga told the Daily News that Moana’s father, Ishamael Amuli, and the Amuli family held their own memorial service dubbed Sadaka three days after the socialite’s burial.
As a result, Moana’s mother is in the process of organising her own memorial service for the late fitness enthusiast. Kuvaoga said:
Mitchelle’s memorial service is set for January 2 in Highfield. I was not part of their Sadaka as I do not understand their Islamic culture. In short, we have failed to agree on everything, from the burial.
Moana died in a fiery car accident on 8 November alongside socialite and businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure and two of their friends from Malawi and Mozambique along Borrowdale Road in the capital.
She was buried on 28 November at Warren Hills cemetery (Muslim Section) in the capital in line with her father’s Islamic culture after a struggle as Kuvaoga preferred Zororo Memorial Park along Harare-Chitungwiza Road.
Besides the parents’ public fallout, Moana’s burial was also delayed by DNA tests which had to be conducted as she was burnt beyond recognition in the accident.