How did Marietjie Bothma die? ‘Diep City’ actress cause of death Explained

Marietjie Bothma cause of death. (Source : Facebook/Marietjie Bothma)

Marietjie Bothma, nicknamed Intombi Yomzulu, a radio and television broadcaster, died. Death is pulling no punches these days, and we’ve turned into ants with the devil, who has little regard for human life. Keep reading to know about Marietjie Bothma cause of death in detail.


Who was Marietjie Bothma?

Marietjie Bothma was a well-known South African Tv Actress, Motivational Speaker, Master of ceremonies and Ambassador of Tourism in KwaZulu Natal.

Marietjie Bothma is most known as the Afrikaans woman in the King Pie advertisement who talks fluent Zulu. Aside from the advertisement, the multicultural TV personality has taken the audience by storm with her hilarious attitude and ability to talk effectively in several languages.

The life journey of the actress Marietjie Bothma is one of the inspiring stories that South Africa has recently discovered: a story that can alter someone’s life, a story of hope and resilience. From being a homeless kid to MCing Jacob Zuma’s Presidential Inauguration, she’s come a long way.


Bothma, who grew up at the controversial KwaSizabantu Mission in KZN, was one of the former church members who testified against human rights violations at the mission.

Bothma said she was physically and sexually abused at the mission in testimony before the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Communities in 2020. She stated that as a youngster, she was forced to “suck on the breasts” of church leader Erlo Stegen’s daughters, Ruth Combrink and Elizabeth Vermaak.

Botha told the Commission, “When we would talk about it, they used to punish me by putting pepper water in my mouth. I was only a child and younger than five.”


How did Marietjie Bothma die?

Marietjie Bothma, alias Intombi Yomzulu, a radio presenter and TV personality, died on Monday, May 29, after a short illness.

Sauma HD Radio, the radio station she worked for, issued a statement announcing her death:

“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.” 

The news station could not explain what happened to Bothma, who was known for being lively and fluent in isiZulu.

Phil Mphela, an entertainment commentator, also revealed on Twitter on Tuesday that the actress and comedienne had died at the age of 39.


Marietjie Bothma cause of death

According to Zimoja Station, Marietjie Bothma, alias Intombi Yomzulu, a radio broadcaster and TV personality, died after a brief illness. Bothma’s death was not explained by the news channel. The exact Marietjie Bothma cause of death has not yet been revealed. We’ll update this article as soon as we have more information. Our staff does not confirm any news rumours, but you can be assured that we are doing everything necessary to obtain essential information on the tragedy and provide the most recent updates as soon as possible; nevertheless, please keep in mind that family privacy should be respected.


Tributes to Marietjie Bothma

Tributes began to pour in soon after her death was revealed.

Publicist Zuza Mbatha wrote:”Ulale Ngokuthula Marietjie Bothma Intombi emhlophe yomZulu”.

Writer Loyiso Lindani said :”I’m hearing that the legendary Marietjie Bothma is no more. What a sad day. Yhooo this woman lived. I found her through TikTok and randomly a video of hers appeared on my timeline. In the video, she was sharing how she survived the most life-changing events of her life. I was amazed and I’m so thankful God made it possible for us to meet in person. I’m sad for her daughter and family. What a deeply moving life story, may she fly with the angels.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.

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