In a year marked by numerous losses in the entertainment industry, the passing of Sthembele Gaju, fondly known as “Dr Gogo Mathambo,” adds to the somber note.
The media personality, who gained recognition as a weekly contributor on Emalahleni FM’s Emthonjeni Wepilo, where he interpreted dreams and addressed spiritual challenges, later took on the role of presenter for the new hit show, Fake Gobela, on MOJA LOVE.
Gogo Mathambo’s demise, resulting from a brief illness, was announced by MOJA LOVE in a statement expressing deep sadness. The channel emphasized the significant impact of losing such a talented individual and highlighted Gogo Mathambo’s passion for making a substantial difference in the community. His unexpected death has left a void that the channel acknowledges and mourns.
Emalahleni FM, where Gogo Mathambo made noteworthy contributions, also extended heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Funeral arrangements are pending communication, as the community radio station joins in expressing profound sympathy for the loss. Gogo Mathambo’s absence is deeply felt not only by his immediate circle but also by colleagues, fans, and those who admired his contributions to both Emalahleni FM and MOJA LOVE.
Reflecting on a year that has seen the untimely departure of several local celebrities, including AKA, Chef Lentswe Bhengu, Gloria Bosman, Eusebius McKaiser, and Lebogang Mpyana, the passing of Gogo Mathambo adds another name to the list of talents lost in 2023. Each departure has brought its own share of sorrow, leaving a collective sense of loss within the entertainment community.
As we mourn the loss of Dr Gogo Mathambo, his legacy lives on through the impact he made on the airwaves and in the hearts of those who enjoyed his interpretations and advice. The void left by his absence serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the profound impact individuals can have on their communities.