Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl is a South African physician, Radio DJ and researcher known for using social media to share HIV-related, mental health and other medical information.
Dr Sindi was born and bred in Harare, Zimbabwe. Her mother was from KZN and her father from Zimbabwe. She moved to South Africa to study medicine at the University of Pretoria. She has always known she wanted to help people and at the tender age of 4 knew it would be by being a medical doctor. Today Dr Sindi is “multi-passioned” with medicine as her first love, radio broadcasting her second love and a combination of social media and writing a close third.
Now Dr Sindi is critically ill in hospital. According to her doctor, Dr Van Zyl is battling Covid-19. Dr Lovelee says Van Zyl is out of danger. “Hello,I know it’s been a rough week filled with concern. I just came back from the hospital. Sindi is stable and recovering. I can’t do individual replies in my DMs anymore, it’s a lot. If I don’t post anything it means she’s stable. No news is good news.😇I thank you,” Dr Lovelee said.
Mzansi couldn’t help showering their darling doctor with messages and prayers.
@MusiMaimane Get well soon Doc, the nation is praying with you and your family.
@mstamaar Speed recovery doctor. We love and miss you so much. I can’t be the only person that cried looking at these photos. Yuh uphile torho. We still love and miss you on the TL dearly 😭😭💔
@Durphy You kept me going during the first lockdown. I was alone, miserable, missing my mom and my family. You stood in a gap and walked with me right from these streets. Please get well.
Love you lots pic.twitter.com/35OH3tAgPV
— Duchess of Healing (@sindivanzyl) February 23, 2021