It Was Diabetes That Killed Actress Sindi Buthelezi

The mother of former Generations actress Sindi Buthelezi, who died on Wednesday, has dispelled suggestions that her 32-year-old daughter died of Covid-19.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Sindi’s mother, Makhiwe Buthelezi, said her daughter died of diabetes-related complications and that Sindi had been sick “for a while”.

“Sindi was sick. The doctor found out that she is diabetic and another problem that she had was that she had ulcer so her body was just sore. So it’s not like Sindi had Covid-19 or anything.”

The former Generations actress, famed for her character as Zinhle, leaves behind a seven-year-old daughter. 

Older sister, Nonhlanhla Sikhakhane said: “There are no words that can describe how I feel, rest well Sis, always love you”.

Sindi’s appearances included the Mzansi Magic show Babe Come Duze which brought her the big break on Generations in 2013. 

Then came her role as Ntombi in the 12th season of Soul City and her portrayal of Patience Khumalo in the telenovela series Ashes to Ashes.