Renowned Chef and cookbook author Lesego Semenya succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday.
Semenya, who released his cookbook named “Dijo” in June last year, has been battling Covid-19 for some time.
On Friday the 39-year-old chef tweeted: “Day 5. Still fighting this Covid demon whilst living with a comorbidity.
“I’m OK, loads of medication and keeping positive. Thank you to those who keep checking up on me.
“Dr reckons I’ve seen the worst of it now and it’s just about recovery and rest now.”
But the popular Soweto-born chef didn’t make it.
Talent manager Miz Marcee announced Semenya’s death on Twitter on Monday.
“It is with great pain that I have to share this: Chef Lesego Semenya @LesDaChef has passed away. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. We have lost a huge part of our heart. We will never be whole again. R.I.P Lesego,” tweeted Marcee.
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