She died in hospital on Saturday, 10 April, after she was admitted with Covid-19 complications in February.
In the statement, the family thanked Mzansi people for their support with helping to raise funds for her hospital bill.
“The Van Zyl family humbly thank everyone who stood together with them recently to help raise funds for Sindi’s hospital bill, in addition to the national outpour of prayer, love and support for her,” the statement read.
The family described her as great doctor, true friend and sister.
“Her love for family, friends, work, and community is well known. Sindi always offered support and great advice to educate those around her.
Not only was she a beacon of love and light on her Kaya FM show Sidebar with Sindi and all her social media platforms, but she genuinely loved and gave endlessly to all she knew with grace and kindness. She modelled the love and grace that she knew in Jesus,” the statement continues.
The family has also requested privacy in this difficult period of their lives.
“The family humbly request that you respect their need for privacy as they go through this difficult period of grieving and ask that you keep them in your prayers. They are deeply thankful for all the personal messages of love and support. They are felt and appreciated.”
Dr Sindi as she was affectionately known leaves behind her husband, Marinus, and beautiful kids, Nandi and Manie.
Details of her memorial and funeral services will be communicated at a later stage.
It’s with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of Dr Sindi van Zyl. Beloved by many in and outside the Kaya FM community.
This is the official statement from her family: https://t.co/NmazjpxJSc
— Kaya FM 95.9 (@kayafm95dot9) April 10, 2021
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