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.
“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,
RIP: Maritjie Bothma
The actress and comedienne has passed away.
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) May 30, 2023
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.
— eNCA (@eNCA) November 26, 2020
Rest In Power Mlungu wo Mzulu. You were such a vibrant individual and a happy Soul. You will be missed skeem. You were a marvel to watch on call us crazy with Skhalo and Dos.#RestInPeace#MaritjieBothma
— Bobby Axelrod (@Richard41956196) May 30, 2023
The Ad that catapulted Marietjie to the spotlight…Fluent in isiZulu, seSotho, English, Afrikaans & others Ms Bothma was a Jewel for the country she so loved 🇿🇦 She shared the trauma of her upbringing at Kwasizabantu & used her voice to bring healing to others. #RIPMarietjie pic.twitter.com/jrYwwbrUHB
— Thami Ngubeni (@LifeWithThami) May 30, 2023
— Monna-motsamai (@Monna_motsama) May 30, 2023
@NabelaBilankulu: “I saw her on Diep City and thought to myself something ain’t right… Shame hey… May she rest in peace.”a
@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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