Sthembele Gaju, renowned as Gogo Mathambo, the host of the Moja Love TV reality show Fake Gobela, died on Tuesday, 21 November 2023.
Sthembele Gaju dies: What’s the cause of death?
News of the traditional healer’s death was first announced by the Multichoice channel. In a statement released on Tuesday, Moja Love confirmed Gogo Mathambo “passed away this morning after a short illness.”
“His death comes as a huge loss to the channel as he was talented and passionate about making a difference in the community,” the statement read.
Despite rumbling speculation about witchcraft playing a role in Gaju’s untimely passing, no official cause of death has been revealed. Moja Love confirmed that “funeral arrangements will be communicated during the course of the week.”
Sthembele Gaju obituary
Details bout Sthembele Gaju’s background were not readily available when this article was published. However, from what we could gather, Gaju was revered as a thought leader in traditional healing.
Hailing from Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, Gaju, famously renowned as Gogo Mathambo, leveraged his practical knowledge on bridging gaps between the physical and ancestrial plane, and more importantly, educating the masses about the true form of traditional healing.
Gaju’s social media presence grew rapidly over the years and in July 2023, he scored a prominent gig as the leading host and producer of Fake Gobela, a weekly show where he helped guests expose fake sangomas.
Tragically, Gaju was still reaping the rewards of his newfound fame when he suddenly died on Tuesday, 21 November 2023.
Reactions to Gogo Mathambo’s death
Reacting to his death, Moja Love lauded Gaju for displaying a “courageous spirit in exposing fake sangomas and the injustices happening in that space.”
“The channel sends its deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans,” the statement read.
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