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Celebrated chef and television host Lentswe Bhengu has died, his family has confirmed.

Announcing the news in a statement shared on his social media pages, his family revealed that the celebrated chef suffered a short illness and died on Tuesday evening.

“It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the untimely passing of our beloved son and brother, Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko, fondly known to the media and his culinary family as Chef Lentswe,” the statement reads.

The family said Lentswe suffered a short illness and eventually lost the battle.

“Lentswe had the misfortune of suffering a short illness and succumbed last night, 28th of February 2023, at Sandton Medi-Clinic.

Apparently, the family has requested for prayers and privacy during their mourning period and said details of his memorial service and funeral will be announced in due course.