Faces of Covid-19

Families speak as Covid-19 cases and deaths soar

09 July 2020 - 10:22 By timeslive
Faces of Covid-19
Faces of Covid-19
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‘Tidal wave of grieving’ takes toll on everyone’s ...

Sindiswa Lugulwana of Langa waits for everyone in her home to fall asleep before she weeps for her twin daughters, who ...

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'If I don’t make it, I love you all': Mom of ...

She will never share a mother and daughter bond. She will never get see her child smile, cry, or hear the words ...

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Journalist

KZN bids an emotional farewell to transport MEC Bheki Ntuli

Flags flew at half mast in KwaZulu-Natal for the second day, when transport, community safety and liaison MEC Bheki ...

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IN PICTURES | Jackson Mthembu's life remembered

Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu died of Covid-19 related complications on Thursday.

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During some of the most crucial years of the ANC's existence, Jackson Mthembu was the voice of the ruling party and a ...

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Opposition parties pay tribute to 'brave' and 'generous' Jackson Mthembu

Different political parties have paid tribute to the late minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu who succumbed to ...

FACES OF COVID | 'I have walked out on my own two ...

Veteran media personality and former government spokesman Denzil Taylor has shared his joy at being discharged from ...

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FACES OF COVID | ‘I will fight,’ says son after dad dies of Covid-19 in ...

A well-known Cape Town pianist remains hopeful that he will overcome Covid-19 after he had to watch his father slowing ...

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OBITUARY | 'A baobab has fallen': Family pays tribute to Nokuthula ...

Nokuthula "Matu" Sikhakhane was "the epitome of a complete revolutionary", and "hated violence against women and ...

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Tributes pour in after KZN transport MEC Bheki Ntuli dies from ...

Condolences are streaming in for KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Bheki Ntuli, who died at a Durban hospital on Saturday ...

Wandi 'DJ 1D' Nzimande’s family confirm he died of Covid complications

The 44-year-old leaves behind his wife Hlapo and his three girls Senzi, Zandi and Zwelethu, as well as his two ...

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Entertainment reporter

Highest daily Covid-19 death toll in SA as 806 ...

SA recorded 806 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, its highest ever single-day deaths so far.

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SA expats feel good after vaccine jabs

Andile Gova, an expatriate nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US who received his first dose of the Moderna ...

By Lindile Sifile

Family's 'protector' dies two days before 30th wedding anniversary

Cecil Norman Steenbok, from Bloemfontein, battled Covid-19 for 11 days in hospital, but two days before celebrating his ...

By Iavan Pijoos

‘Don’t be afraid, it will be OK': girl, 12, whose family beat Covid-19

“It is important not to lose hope. Stay strong and don’t be afraid. You are stronger than you think.”

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Popcru's Western Cape secretary dies of Covid-19 complications

Mncedisi Mbolekwa has been hailed as “a gallant fighter for workers’ rights who was not scared to speak truth to power”.

By Naledi Shange

Covid-19 positive pregnant woman loses baby

Marzanne Lennox and her husband Thomas were going to name their miracle baby Jensen. Plans for the baby shower were ...

By Leonie Wagner

Fynbos expert edited scientific paper in hospital before dying of Covid-19

Well-known Cape Town horticulturist and conservationist Anthony Hitchcock died in hospital on Tuesday of Covid-19 ...

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'He was a humble leader' - tributes pour in for ANC's Ricardo Mthembu

South Africans have flooded social media to pay tribute to ANC leader, Ricardo Mthembu, who died on Wednesday. ...

By Cebelihle Bhengu

AmaRharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile dies after short illness

AmaRharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile died on Wednesday afternoon after a short illness.

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Glenn Sandler was 36 years old and healthy. Covid-19 plunged him into a ...

When Glen Sandler caught Covid-19, it nearly killed him.

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'I was very close with my dad, and now he’s gone'

Isiah Kotsi’s quarantine from his family might have spared them Covid-19 infection, but his death and burial in ...

By Jeff Wicks

Tribute to 'hard-working, gentle man' who was lost to Covid-19

A whirlwind romance and a 58-year marriage for retired navy warrant officer Dirkie Kotze, 79, and his wife Lenie, 76, ...

By Alex Patrick

Renowned author Elsa Joubert 'was still positive and hopeful she’d make ...

Nico Steytler’s last conversation with his mother was sad. To him, his mother wore many hats: friend, intellectual ...

By Leonie Wagner

Popular American sailor loses Covid-19 battle in Cape Town

Patrick Childress was a well-known sailor and vlogger who died last Sunday in Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital from ...

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'Life is just not fair': family of Eastern Cape nurse who died of Covid-19

She died like a soldier with a gun in her hands. That's how the brother of Sindiswa Madonci, a nurse at Port ...

By Mpumzi Zuzile

Not being able to say goodbye to loving mom and ...

The family of Nomihlali Mkayi, who died on May 11 in the Northern Cape shortly after arriving from her home in the ...

By Zimasa Matiwane

'My husband couldn't breathe': Sars employee loses Covid-19 battle after ...

For many South Africans, the Covid-19 statistics released each night are numbers. But for a Durban nurse, one of those ...

By Nivashni Nair

Hanover Park misses 'fearless' grandpa who woke them up for morning prayers

Retired taxi driver Mogamat Salie Abrahams used to open up his local mosque in Hanover Park, Cape Town, before sunrise ...

By Nicki Gules

'We just thought it was flu': Family of nurse who died of Covid-19

When Tygerberg Hospital registered nurse Thokozani Makaula, 38, developed flu-like symptoms three weeks ago her family ...

By Sipokazi Fokazi

Ralph Vember loved music, gardening, sport and making curry until Covid-19 ...

Ralph Vember’s son, Rob, has a treasured memory of standing on the corner near their home in Athlone, Cape Town, ...

By Paul Ash

'I will never see her smiling face again': ...

Families and friends of 10 victims of the pandemic brave the stigma surrounding the disease to pay tribute to their ...

By Sunday Times reporters
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