- AmaRharhabe Kingdom Queen Noloyiso Sandile lost her life on Wednesday following a short illness
- The cause of death has now been confirmed as Covid-19
- The 56-year-old royal was the wife of the late AmaRharhabe King Maxhoba Sandile
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The death toll as a result of the coronavirus is rising rapidly and another high-profile life was claimed on Wednesday.
Following a short illness, AmaRharhabe Kingdom Queen Regent Noloyiso Sandile passed away on Wednesday at Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital in the Eastern Cape.
Queen Noloyiso, who is the sister of King Goodwill Zwelithini, died at the age of 56.
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Suspicions have now been confirmed that the cause of death is Covid-19.
News24 reported that Prince Zolile Burns Ncamashe relayed the news and Banzi Tyali, head of the Office of the Queen, confirmed the cause of death.
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The 56-year-old royal was the wife of the late AmaRharhabe King Maxhoba Sandile.
Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana touched on the role the Queen played in upholding the traditions of the Xhosa and AmaRharhabe people.
Nonkonyana said: "We are saddened. It is a devastating blow to us because she has been in that queenship position for some time and really acquainted herself very well, acting on behalf of her son with diligence."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that University of the Witwatersrand Professor Shabir Madhi has spoken about the coronavirus being airborne, according to new studies.
The acclaimed professor, who led SA's first Covid-19 vaccine trials, said airborne transmission is a reality and a cause for concern.
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