- Thula Sindi, Dr Sindi Van Zyl's brother believes that incompetent leadership led to his sister's death
- He took to social media in the wake of her passing and said that if she had gotten the vaccine as a health care professional then she might not have contracted Covid-19
- Tributes have poured in for the late doctor with some famous celebrities weighing in on her passing
Tragically popular Johannesburg doctor and DJ Sindi van Zyl has lost her battle with Covid-19. She had been hospitalised in February after contracting the virus.
Her brother Thula Sindi took to social media in anger at the government, calling the leadership incompetent.
He believes that if his sister, Dr Sindi had gotten the vaccine as a health care professional her life could have been saved.
"If the Covid-19 vaccines had been here in time most likely Dr Sindi as a health care professional would have likely been vaccinated and her life saved.
This is the true cost of the incompetence of our leadership.
I'm sad and angry that someone so loving and selfless is gone."
The family statement said: “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.
Tributes poured in on social media at the news of her passing. She died on 10 April in hospital. Those who knew her, knew that she was a great doctor and a good friend.
"The way we all feel like we knew Dr Sindi personally. The way it feels like we just lost a close loved one speaks volumes on the kind of person she was. Kindness personified! What a lovely human being. What a beautiful life lived. My heart goes out to her family. #RIPDrSindi "
"I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Dr Sindi Van Zyl, a popular Zimbabwean doctor based in South Africa. She carried the African flag high and made an unforgettable contribution to the lives of many. She made us proud and will be sadly missed. RIP "
Earlier, Briefly News reported that 22-year-old Nelli Tembe has tragically died after allegedly falling from the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town. She was the fiancé of a popular South African rapper AKA, real name Jarryd Forbes.
Details are not clear about what happened but according to Times Live Forbes and Tembe's family would release a statement.
A source close to the rapper has said that he is inconsolable with grief. According to the Western Cape SA Police Service media liaison Capt FC van Wyk, the crime scene is being investigated and a case has been opened.
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