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Doctor Sindisiwe van Zyl has passed away at the age of 45 after a long stay in hospital.

‘Dr Sindi’, as she was affectionately known, had been ill after contracting COVID-19 earlier this year.

Van Zyl’s family said she passed away on the morning of 10 April 2021 at a Johannesburg hospital.

The medical doctor became a household name through sharing her support and advice on Twitter, quickly gaining a large following.

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She was also a radio host on Kaya FM until recently.

She leaves behind her husband and two young children.



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