The South African media houses were stunned to receive the death news of popular Johannesburg doctor and DJ, Sindi Van Zyl. The family broke the news of Dr Sindi on Saturday.
The physician turned the doctor has been for over two months hospitalized after she was diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19).
While at the hospital Doctor couldn’t breathe on her own as she was supported on a ventilator. She suffered several complications related to a long stay in ICU.
Announcing the news today in an official statement made available to Latestnewssouthafrica the family wrote:- “The Van Zyl family humbly thank everyone who stood together with them recently to help raise funds for Sindi’s hospital bill, in addition to the national outpour of prayer, love and support for her.
“Sadly she passed away on Saturday morning April 10 in Johannesburg while in hospital.
“Affectionately known by her friends and family, she was a great doctor, true friend and sister. Her love for family, friends, work and community is well known.
Who Is Dr Sindi Van Zyl? Things You Need To Know About Her!
|Name||Dr Sindisiwe Van Zyl|
|Career||Doctor & DJ|
|Cause Of Death||Covid-19 Complications|
|Children||Nandi and Manie|
|Deathdate||April 10 2021|
A Zimbabwean nationality, Dr Sindisiwe Van Zyl was a popular doctor in Johannesburg, Radio DJ.
Dr Sindi is also known as a researcher who uses social media to share HIV-related, mental health and other medical information.
Van Zyl rose to fame in South Africa through her activism and talk shows, the most recent of which was Sidebar with Sindi, during which she discussed everything from mental health to sexuality.
She announced her resignation from the show last month on Twitter, sharing a photograph of herself on a ventilator.
Born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sindi’s mother was from KwaZulu-Natal while her father from Zimbabwe. She moved to SA to study medicine at the University of Pretoria.
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