A letter written by Robbie Malinga's widow, Ann was read out at his funeral in which she described the last time she saw her late husband alive.
The letter was read out at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg.
"To my dearest husband, there were two hearts that used to beat together, now there is one. I've shared many tears since I lost you and many more will pour because I've lost a good man," she wrote.
Ann said that despite the fact that her heart was broken into a million pieces on the day that she lost her husband, she will forever hold on to the memories they once shared.
She spoke about the final moments with Malinga, saying, "I tried everything possible to save your precious life but God had a bigger plan. With tearful eyes, I watched you slowly fade away."
"My life will never be the same, I have lost a soulmate but heaven gained an angel."