Remembering the local celebrities who lost their lives to COVID-19 in 2021

The coronavirus has claimed the lives of many notable South African celebrities this year. Beautiful lives lost, but never forgotten!

Fans have attended more virtual funerals than they ever imagined… and the end of the pandemic is still in sight. Hearts were therefore heavy and filled with fear.

Local celebrities who lost their lives to COVID-19 in 2021

Fighting with all they had to stay alive, these men and women will never be forgotten and their contributions to their respected industries will be forever celebrated.

SHONA FERGUSON

Aaron Arthur Ferguson, professionally known as Shona Ferguson, was one of the local celebrities who sadly lost their battle with COVID-19 on July 30, 2021. Leaving his beautiful wife Connie Ferguson and sweet daughter Alicia Angel Ferguson behind… Shona’s passing left a gaping hole that won’t easily fill up.

Award-winning actor and producers’ contributions to the entertainment industry Mzansi are undeniable.

His memory lives on in his work and will never be forgotten.

LESEGO SEMENYA

Lesego Semenya, also known as Les Da Chef, filled the streets of Mzansi with flavor. The 39-year-old chef died in July 2021 just a week after testing positive for COVID-19.

His passing came as a shock as Lesego claimed, just days before his death, that doctors said he had “seen the worst” and was recovering.

DR SINDISIWE VAN ZYL

Sindisiwe van Zyl, was a Zimbabwe-born South African physician, radio DJ, columnist, health activist and researcher. With all of her wealth of knowledge, she couldn’t beat the coronavirus.

On April 10, 2021, Sindi succumbed to the coronavirus, leaving his friends, family and fans devastated. Having won several notable awards for his medical work, Sindi has left some beautiful shoes to fill.

TSEPO TSHOLA

Singer and songwriter Tsepo Tshola died on July 15 at the age of 68 from the coronavirus. The artist has been nicknamed “The Village Pope” by fans and celebrities alike because his music has touched many souls.

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the Holokile The hitmaker’s pass hit Mzansi hard. He was an icon, a legend and his name will live on forever.

DJ WANDI NZIMANDE

Wandi Nzimande, co-founder of popular streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca, died on January 13, 2021 from the coronavirus.

Her selfless acts of kindness and infectious personality will be forever remembered. Wandi touched many lives with his warm heart, and this is how people will always remember him.

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