Apollo Secondary Teacher Suraya Naidoo Dies Of COVID-19

Family, friends, students and the teaching fraternity at Chatsworth, south of Durban are still battling to come to terms with the untimely passing of Apollo Secondary School teacher, Suraya Naidoo. She passed away earlier this week after a long battle with COVID-19, aged 57. Her husband had contracted the deadly virus and passed away just a few weeks prior. After which, Mrs Naidoo’s health deteriorated and she spent more than 50 days on a ventilator.

Her brother-in-law, Dhev Naidoo, described her as a dedicated educator and jovial family woman. He says the family was stigmatised throughout the ordeal and he urges people to instead be supportive of one another.

In other news. Shocking revelations around Sushant Singh Rajput’s death emerge as the Central Bureau of Investigation focuses on Rhea Chakraborty and her family, read more here

Adding the happy to your Friday nights, Devi Sankaree Govender has taken the COVID-19 impact on South Africans into consideration, realizing that audiences need a break to recharge.

With that in mind, you can expect Govender to unleash the fun while taking on real consumer issues that connect with you. The Devi show airs every Friday night, on at 6:30 PM and then later on eNCA at 8:30 PM

📣 Follow Indian Spice on TwitterInstagramFacebookTelegramTikTok and on YouTube, and stay updated with the latest South African Indian news and international Indian news.

The global lockdown has everyone’s mental health in a spin! Have you checked out our Mental Health resources by Indian Spice click here

The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority during the coronavirus crisis. 

Connect with the Coronavirus Whatsapp services below

  • Coronavirus India Whatsapp tap here
  • Coronavirus South Africa Whatsapp tap here
  • SA Hotline Number: 0800 029 999

For more related coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news and stories click here