She had been living with her family and they were still married. The couple had a 3-year-old daughter, who was with her father when the plane crashed.
Addressing his late wife on Facebook on August 28th, the 30-year-old said “Words cannot describe the feelings. You are and always will be the love of my life.” He described her as a gorgeous woman and an excellent mother. His full post below:
“Candice. Words cannot describe the feelings. You are and alway will be the love of my life. You stole my heart from the moment I saw you. You made me a true believer of love at first sight and every single time I saw you the love just grew,even if I just blinked my eyes. As you now made your way to heaven,just know that you were the most loved woman on the face of the earth. Your a mother to the most beautiful daughter and you’ve given me the greatest joy in life,she will forever remember her mother and I’ll tell her daily how fantastic you were. There will be an empty space in our hearts forever, proudly reserved for when we meet in eternity!! I will raise our child to the best of my ability,but I will never be able to fill you shoes!! It is so unfair how life goes….and ends. I will forever be proud to call you my wife!!! Heaven is certainly a better place now!!!! I love you my dear and always will”
Manna with their daughter
Credit: Manna Delport/Facebook/ News 24/South African Police Service