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South African Writer Phumlani Pikoli Passes Away

South African multimedia journalist and author, Phumlani Pikoli, sadly passed away this past Sunday. He was 33.

Phumlani Pikoli, a South African multimedia journalist and author, passed away this past Sunday. News of his death was confirmed by the family's spokesperson, Twiggs Xiphu, who disclosed that Pikoli's body had reportedly been discovered by his parents, Vusi and Girlie Pikoli, who drove to Johannesburg from Pretoria after struggling to get in touch with him over the weekend. Phumlani had been in Johannesburg housesitting his brother's apartment. The cause of Pikoli's death has, however, not been confirmed. Heartfelt tributes from fans have been pouring in on social media.

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