Elikem’s letter to son
15 October 2018
Socialite Pokello Nare’s estranged husband Elikem Kurmodzie posted an emotional tribute to their son regretting why they had to separate without raising the boy together.
This comes after Elikem filed divorce papers at the Harare High Court on the basis that “they have not lived as husband and wife for over a year.”
He also added that he desired the Queen of Swagger to be given custody of their son Tristan as he is still a minor and is willing to pay $500 as maintenance every month.
Pokello refused to sign the divorce papers.
The post read: LETTER TO MY SON
My dear sweet boy,
You are such a blessing to my life and I love watching you grow! You are just now beginning to show your amazing personality and I am so proud of the young man I see you becoming. You are more perfect than I could have ever dreamed. I knew from before I started having babies that one day I would have a son; I even had your name picked out!
Son, I wish I could change some of the harsh realities that have already happened in your young life. I wish we lived in a world where tragedy didn’t strike innocent children. But I can’t change the past and I can’t protect you from all the bad things, as much as I want to. The best I can do, son, is teach you and guide you to the best of my ability. As you grow, there are a few fundamental things I want you to cling to. Use them as your guide book, especially when life gets tough.
SPREAD KINDNESS LIKE WILDFIRE.
Your dad is the epitome of kindness. Everywhere I go and to everyone i meet, i spread kindness and laughter. Son, you have your Daddy’s same kind heart and compassionate nature. Hold on to that, even when life gets hard. The reason why your Daddy is so widely loved and admired is because he loved and admired everyone around him. Everyone deserves kindness, baby. Don’t be afraid to show it.
BE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS.
There will be times in your life where you’d rather hide or run or bury your head in the sand than face whatever challenge is in your way. I know because I’ve been there many times. In those times, be brave and show courage. But bravery and courage don’t have to come from you; in fact, it often doesn’t because we, as humans, struggle with the strong grip of fear. Often times it overwhelms us. When that happens, always call on God to give you courage and be brave. He will give you the strength you need to get through the battle.
PUT GOD FIRST
ITS ALWAYS THE RIGHT CHOICE TO DO THE RIGHT THING
My baby, you are far too young for any of this to mean anything to you right now. But I promise that one day you will need these bits and pieces of advice. Tuck them away in your heart and draw them out when you need them.
LOVE. ELIKEM “THE TAILOR” DAD
The couple met at Big Brother Africa in 2013 where they were both housemates and got married in 2014.
Below are some of the comments on the post:
mizellamia: Who’s cutting onions here 😢😢😢😢. It’s so funny how two loved up people just wake up one morning and boom! They’re divorced. I loved them in the BBA the chase.
christy.ibrahim.50:Wow what a live Pokello promise that everyone should watch and see that this will work, what is going on please
roxy1meg: she is not ready anymore. She has forgotten so soon how he married her plus her sex tape.
nashe_28:@elikemkumordzie aww bless. I actually meant of lately you don’t see him?
nyasha2207:Oh my God, that’s a really beautiful piece there. So touching and I really hope that one day, your kid get to read this. Those are really rich words, I pray he always live by them and prosper!
roxy1meg: will pokello that is full of herself allow him take the child?
efyahdarkoah👏👏God bless you with more wisdom to bring thing champ up 🙏🏽❤️😍