‘Please Step In’ host and HIV activist Angie Diale died due to pneumonia
She will be buried next week.
Veteran TV presenter and activist Angie Diale has been hailed as someone who effortlessly dedicated her life to helping others.
Tributes have been pouring in since her death was announced yesterday. The Diale family confirmed Mam' Angie's death.
In a statement shared with TshisaLIVE, the family said the cause of death was pneumonia and Mam' Angie died on Thursday morning at Leratong Hospital.
“She was complaining of shortness of breath and was subsequently treated at Tshepo Temba Hospital yesterday and later transferred to Leratong Hospital, where she sadly passed in the early hours. The cause of death has been confirmed to be pneumonia,” the statement read.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, family spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng shared details of the memorial service scheduled for next week.
“The memorial will be held on Monday at 12pm in Meadowlands zone 9, opposite her home,. We will share the details of the funeral. It is going to be on Wednesday.”
Tweeps have been in a state of disbelief and shock since the news broke.
Mam' Angie is survived by her mother Mirriam Mosala, husband Billy Diale, brother Kenosi “Solo” Tau, children Olerato and Tshepa and grandson Oitumetse.
Mam' Angie was a celebrated HIV activist and health and relationship counsellor. She was a reality TV host on Please Step In and presented Relate on SABC1.
Here are some reactions from tweeps who loved the veteran presenter:
My heart is cut up about the reported passing of #AngieDiale. Worked with her closely when I edited Move! She was our resident “Sis Dolly”, a position she took seriously & was extremely successful at. This was before SAns got to experience her on #PleaseStepIn pic.twitter.com/ya6q7MzYxa— Sbu Mpungose (@SbuMpungose) December 23, 2021
Good night,it time to sleep now .Heaven has gained an angel .you have found your purpose and fulfilled it .you came lived ,loved and you fulfilled your journey #AngieDiale ...you have been extension of God's hand here on earth we greatful for contributions you have made pic.twitter.com/XskvzUFcwK— Derrick (@DerickThabo) December 24, 2021
Rest in Peace Mam 'Angie Diale— Mfana Wa Mopedi (@LeboMashia) December 23, 2021
She was South Africa's HIV activist, Marriage and relationship counselor, spokesperson and SABC 1(relate) presenter.Mrs Diale has helped many people,saved marriages and changed many lifes throughout the journey of her career.#RIPAngieDiale pic.twitter.com/UNShIrIUW4
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