HIV activist, counselor, life coach, and community builder Angie Diale has died of pneumonia at the age of 55.
Diale was known for her role as a TV presenter for the SABC 1 reality show Relate & Please Step In with Mzanzi Magic.
“The HIV activist passed this morning, 23 December 2021 at Leratong Hospital Johannesburg, following a short illness,” her family said in a statement.
“She was complaining of shortness of breath and subsequently treated at Tshepo Temba Hospital yesterday and later transferred to Leratong Hospital, where she sadly passed in the early hours of this morning.
“The cause of death has been confirmed to be pneumonia. The family is still coming to terms with the unexpected passing of their mother, sister, and friend.
“We request to be afforded some privacy and time to deal with this sudden loss.”
Diale is survived by her mother, Mirriam Mosala, husband Billy Diale, brother Kenosi “Solo” Tau, two children (Olerato and Tshepa), and grandson Oitumetse.
Details of the memorial service and funeral will be confirmed at a later stage.