There are a few things that are as painful as losing a loved one; the grief and heartache are akin to the end of the world. But death is inevitable and people like Minnie Dlamini Jones have had to live with the reality of mourning someone they love dearly. The death of her brother Khosini left her devastated as much as it hurt other members of her family. It has been a while since Khosini passed on but his death remains a fresh wound for his family; after all, it is hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.
While he lived, Khosini Dlamini was known as the favorite brother of Minnie and now that he’s no more, he is remembered and referred to as her late brother. The reason for this is not far-fetched; Minnie Dlamini is one of the most popular figures in the South African showbiz industry. Beyond being an on-air personality, Minnie has thrived as a model and an actress. As she was super fond of Khosini, her fame rubbed off on him and he became quite popular on social media platforms like Instagram before death came calling.
Khosini Dlamini Was Born and Raised in Durban Alongside His Siblings
Given that Minnie Dlamini Jones is a popular figure, it is available for whoever cares to know that she was born on the 7th of July 1990. This is not so for Khosini but there are reasons to believe he was born on the 22nd of May 1992. This is so because his sister posthumously wished him a happy 28th birthday on the stated date in 2020.
Born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Khosini was raised alongside his siblings. As culled from one of his sister’s posts on Instagram, two of them attended Glenashley Junior Primary. As of 1997, she was in grade 1 and Khosini was in grade R.
Minnie would later attend Northlands Girls’ High School in Durban North before she schooled at the University of Cape Town where she studied film, media, drama, and economics. We only know this because she is famous, the case is different for Khosini. Apart from the fact that he attended Glenashley Junior Primary, we can’t tell much about his education history.
Obviously, Minnie Dlamini Jones’ late brother is not the only child of his parents, Jabulani and Queen Dlamini. In addition to his popular sister, he has an older brother named Maphe Pheska, he is the first child of the family.
He Was a Pilot
Even as it is hard to tell when he embarked on the journey of becoming a pilot and what inspired him to embrace that career path, we can confirm he was a pilot. This should not be news for anyone who keeps up with his sister Minnie online. She had intermittently celebrated Khosini for being able to become a part of the unique profession.
Affirming that he’s truly a pilot, Khosini shared several posts related to that on social media sites. He once disclosed on Instagram that he became a pilot in 2011, in his own words: “…it’s 2011 and I got my wing”.
There is also a reason to believe he attempted building a career in the entertainment industry like his sister. His Twitter profile describes him as a pilot, ex-dancer, and musician.
Khosini Died at the Age of 27 After Spending Over 3 Weeks on Life Support
Irrespective of the fact that various platforms reported that he died at the age of 29, this is not true; the pilot died when he was 27 years old.
Reports of his death claimed that he suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. This refers to a weakness in the brain’s blood vessel which causes it to balloon and fill with blood. When it ruptures, it causes bleeding into the brain which leads to hemorrhagic stroke.
Confirming his death, the Dlamini family issued a statement that related Khosini’s condition kept him on life support for 23 days. Adding that he passed surrounded by friends and family members, they begged for privacy and the opportunity to celebrate him.
Minnie Dlamini Jones Has Been Having a Hard Time Coping With The Passing of Khosini
For a family that shares a great bond, the passing of the last child of the family can be a pain too difficult to bear. This is truer for Minnie Dlamini Jones as she and Khosini were very fond of each other. This is very obvious for anyone that follows her social media activities. She has several pictures of her and Khosini all over; this is also the case with the late fellow.
The good relationship among members of the family has probably helped them get through the pain of losing Khosini but it has not been easy for Minnie.
At some point, she threw herself into her work and it served as a distraction for her, preventing her from dwelling on the reality of her brother’s death. But then, the COVID-19 lockdown gave her enough time to face the situation. In her own words: “…the pain is unbearable”.
Having work to distract me was the biggest blessing but you can't run away from your problems forever. This Lockdown has given me too much time to think especially about losing my brother…and I'm not coping 💔💔💔 The pain is unbearable! I don't know what to do, kubuhlungu 😭
— Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini) March 30, 2020
Thankfully, she has embraced learning how to accept and deal with the unpleasant situation. As of when this report was filed, she is looking forward to being a mother and has a very caring husband, Quinton Jones, to support her through it. The couple got married in 2017 and their union has given many South African things to fantasize about.