Popular TV presenter, activist, and life coach Angie Diale popularly known as Mam’ Angie has dead. Angie Diale died at the age of 55 years on Thursday, 23 December, at Leratong Hospital following a short illness.
Many will remember Mam’ Angie for shows such as Mzansi Magic’s Please Step In and SABC1’s Relate. The sad news of the death of Angie Diale was confirmed to the People’s Paper by her family.
According to the father of Mam’ Angie, the cause of Angie Diale’s death is pneumonia – an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs.
“She was suffering from shortness of breath and subsequently treated at Tshepo Themba Hospital yesterday. She was later transferred to Leratong, where she sadly passed in the early hours of the morning.”
“We kindly request to be afforded some privacy and time to deal with this sudden loss. Details of the memorial service and funeral will be confirmed at a later stage.”
Mam’ Angie, was a well-respected activist, health and relationships counselor, who served on various organizations, including being the spokeswoman for the National Department of Health’s Khomanani campaign. It served to lobby nations to make a pledge for life and turn around the HIV pandemic, through meeting the everyday needs of people living with HIV/Aids as well as orphaned and vulnerable children.
The TV host and HIV/Aid activist, who was a qualified nurse, was diagnosed with HIV more than 20 years ago.