International Celebrity Chef Passed Away
South African celebrity chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko tragically passed away. Lentswe’s death was confirmed by a family statement, that he passed away on Tuesday after suffering a short illness.
Chef Lentswe was loved by many in the food industry and beyond.
He also hosted a Plate and Co-hosted the Great South African Bake Off and numerous cooking shows.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our beloved son and brother, Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko fondly known to media and his culinary family as Chef Lentswe,” the statement read.
Nomsa Philiso CEO, General Entertainment at Multi-choice described the late Chef Lentswe as a hard worker who will be missed.
“M’Net is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Chef Lentswe Bhengu, a pioneer on the culinary arts sector,” said Nomsa Philiso.
Chef Lentswe Bhengu, featured in Mzansi Magic Shows: Mystery Celebrity Box, Cheeky Palate, Celeb Feasts and We start 2023 stronger.
Chef Lentswe spent five years in the investment finance industry before he enrolled at the prestigious Culinary Academy in the Cape Winelands in 2010.