Comedienne And Radio Presenter Maritjie Bothma Dies 

Comedienne And Radio Presenter Maritjie Bothma Dies 

Intombi Yomzulu, the well-known South African TV and radio personality, Maritjie Bothma, has sadly passed away.

Maritjie, who was also renowned for her comedic talent, passed away yesterday at the age of 39 after a brief illness, as disclosed by ZiMoja.

Confirmation Of Maritjie Bothma’s Death

The unfortunate news of Maritjie Bothma’s untimely death was confirmed by Sauma HD Radio, her place of work. However, the radio station did not disclose the specific illness that led to the demise of the talented presenter, who was highly proficient in the isiZulu language.

“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.”

Marietjie was raised in the KwaSizabantu Mission, a highly controversial institution in KwaZulu Natal.

Abuse Allegations At KwaSizabantu Mission

Being someone who was once a member of the church, she stepped forward and made accusations regarding human rights violations connected to the church’s mission.

In 2020, she provided her testimony at the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Communities, revealing that she had endured physical and sexual abuse during her tenure there.

In her testimony, she stated that at the tender age of five, she was coerced into participating in a disturbing act alongside the daughters of the church leader.

Mzansi Mourns As Maritjie Bothma Dies

South Africans mourned the death of Maritjie Bothma on social media.


“Rest In Power Mlungu wo Mzulu. You were such a vibrant individual and a happy Soul. You will be missed, Skeem. You were a marvel to watch on call us crazy with Skhalo and Dos.”

Prof Monalisa:

“Bathong … I was passing king pie Saturday and randomly thought about her, asking me questions, gore okae??”


“I saw her on DiepCity and thought to myself, something ain’t right… Shame hey… May she rest in peace.”


“ISOLEZWE libhale ukuthi ayikho mali yokumngcwaba umzimba wakhe usaduve emakhazeni asesibhedlela akuveli kwazihlobo zakhe.”


“Eisan..die kind was my neighbour. May she Rest in Peace.”

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