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Maritjie Bothma passes away

South African radio presenter and TV personality Maritjie Bothma aka Intombi Yomzulu passed away on Monday, 29 May after a short illness.

Zimoja reported on Tuesday, 30 May that the radio station Sauma HD Radio, where Maritjie Bothma worked confirmed her passing in a statement.

Maritjie Bothma

“It is with sadness to announce that one of our radio family presenters, Marietjie Bothma passed on today 29 May 2023. Lala ngoxolo Sisi Marietjie Bothma. Good night.”

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela also announced on Tuesday on Twitter that the actress and comedienne passed away at 39 years,

South Africans took to social media to pay tribute to the actress, comedienne and radio personality Maritjie Bothma, who was known for her role in Diep City and her King Pie advert. Bothma who was known Intombi Yomzulu was also multilingual in more than five South African languages.

@NabelaBilankulu: “I saw her on Diep City and thought to myself something ain’t right… Shame hey… May she rest in peace.”

@Gabadeli_: “Is it true that they can’t bury her cause of funds please update maybe people might help.”

@MasshThabow: “May her soul rest in peace.”


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AKA and Dj Zinhle

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