TV personality and local HIV activist Angie Diale has died.. Angie was an HIV activist and health and relationship counsellor who presented Mzansi Magic’s Please Step In and Relate on SABC 1.
According to a statement released by a family spokesperson, Angie died on Thursday following a short illness.
“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, [sic]” said the statement.
Angie leaves behind her mother, husband, brother, two children, and a grandson.
“Mzansi Magic is saddened by the news of Angie Diale’s (Mam Angie) passing. She appeared on Mzansi Magic’s Please Step in for 7 seasons in a social intervention programme which focused on assisting those in our society who were struggling with family relations and dianamics .
“Mam Angie is a celebrated HIV activist, health and relationship counsellor who shared her knowledge graciously with others and always encouraging forgiveness. The Mzansi Magic team sends heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans during this difficult time”, said a statement by Shirley Adonisi, Channel Director of Local Entertainment Channels.
Details of the memorial service and funeral will be confirmed at a later stage, said the family spokesperson.
Messages of condolences have already began flooding the TL on social media.
— Azola Mlota (@mlota_azola) December 23, 2021
— Oratilee.k ? (@Oratile58692814) December 23, 2021
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Mme Angie Diale, who effortlessly dedicated her life to helping people.
— Ayanda M* (@Ayola_M) December 23, 2021
Angie Diale saved lives.
She destigmatized HIV.
Hers is a legacy that deserves acknowledgement for generations to come.
We lost a giant.
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) December 23, 2021