Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio personality, Martha Makhela has died at her home in Polokwane, in Limpopo.
Makhela worked for the SABC for more than 15 years in various programmes, including Current Affairs and radio programming at PhalaPhala FM.
Spokesperson for the Makhela family, Sarah Lidzhade, says 58-year-old Makhela was found dead at home on Monday.
“Martha Makhela is no more she passed on yesterday. It was a saddening thing. We’re still waiting to hear more from forensic. We have arranged for the funeral on Friday.”
Tributes pouring on social media:
Rest in peace vho Martha Makhela.
— 8🌽 (@AubreyMalovhele) July 6, 2021
RIP Martha Makhela, her radio shows on Phalaphala FM raised us. 🕊🕊
— Ren Makungo (@iamrenmakungo) July 6, 2021
Dear Martha Makhela
You know my struggles , my pain , my joy , how could you leave without saying anything, how do i move foward without you , who will i celebrate our birthday with? Someone needs to explain to me why!!
From The cute Fat Daughter Radio gave to you !!🙏 pic.twitter.com/KJgXa2NppR
— Mpilo khodi (@CodsMpilo) July 6, 2021