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Sbu's lover 'took ARV overdose'

By unknown | Oct 30, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Cecil Motsepe

Cecil Motsepe

DJ Sbu's late fiancée Lehlohonolo Damoyi committed suicide after discovering that she was HIV-positive, an investigation by Sowetan has revealed.

Damoyi committed suicide in July 2005 by hanging herself in a room at Palazzo Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. She was 26.

Circumstances around her suicide remained a mystery until today.

Sources close to investigations into her death said she took an overdose of ARV tablets before she committed suicide.

At the time of her death she was on ARV drugs, another source said.

She had also cut her wrists.

Sowetan has established that Damoyi became depressed after learning of her HIV status.

Sources said she left a suicide note in which she requested that Sbu not attend her funeral.

In the same note she thanked the TV and award-winning YFM DJ for the good times they had together.

DJ Sbu, whose real name is Sibusiso Leope, undertook public HIV tests early this year and the results were negative.

Although the couple lived together in Dainfern, an exclusive suburb in northern Johannesburg, the YFM DJ has not said a word about the death of a woman he was set to marry.

Yesterday his business partner, Thembinkosi Nciza said Sbu did not have authority to comment on the issue, as he was not married to Damoyi.

"We don't want to entertain it."

Damoyi checked into the hotel on July 29, 2005 and put up a "Do not disturb" sign on the door.

When her body was found three days later, the only other expenses she had incurred at the hotel were for four fruit juices from the mini bar in her room.


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