South African author and chef Dorah Sitole, 67, has died from COVID-19 related illnesses. She was 67.
Last year, Mam Dorah, as she was affectionately known by many released her book titled 40 Years Of Iconic Food. Her culinary journey began growing up in the township and led to her becoming the exceptional food icon that she is today.
The accomplished food writer, food stylist, and former True Love Editor was a trained Cordon Bleu chef.
Her daughter Phumzile Nelisiwe Sitole is an international actress and is known for her roles on The Good Fight (2017), Star Trek: Discovery (2017) and Orange Is the New Black (2013).
Mam Dorah will be missed for her tireless contribution in the culinary and publishing industry.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing-on of TRUELOVE's former Editor and Food Editor, Dorah Sitole (67). Mam' Dorah, as we all affectionately related to her, passed away last night. #RIPDorahSitole 🕊 pic.twitter.com/9zWeOLkUNx— TRUELOVE Magazine (@TrueLoveMag) January 4, 2021
I’m shocked. Wow!!— Mpho Letsholonyane (@M_Letsholonyane) January 4, 2021
Condolences to the Sitole Family as well as friends and colleagues of Mam Dorah. Wow man.
Only Day 4 into the year and we already lose a legend 🕯💔🙏🏽#RIPDorahSitole
I’m devastated. Second death in less than a week 💔— PALSE by PALEDI 😷 (@PalediSegapo) January 4, 2021
Mum Dorah then editor for True Love Mag, helped my career in fashion to grow.
She was kind hearted, always smiling and full of motherly love.
I adored her and had a profound-amount of respect for her. #RIPDorahSitole 🥺 pic.twitter.com/coKeedCoJT