Chef Lentswe Bhengu diesCelebrity chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko dies (Image Credit: Twitter@ PhilMphela)

Celebrity Chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko Dies

TV celebrity and chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko has passed away.

Chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko passed away on Tuesday 28 February 2023. He was 37 years old.

He died on Tuesday night at the Sandton Medi-Clinic after a short illness.

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared on Twitter, confirming the death of chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko.

The family of the deceased also confirmed this sad development through a press statement which reads:

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the untimely passing of our beloved son and brother, Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko fondly known to the media and his culinary family as Chef Lentswe.

“Lentswe had the misfortunate of suffering a short illness and succumbed last night, 28th of February 2021 at Sandton Medi-Clinic,” reads part of the statement.

Chef Lentswe Bhengu dies
Official Statement from Chef Lentswe’s family confirming his death ( Image Credit: @PhilMphela)

In a statement, the family of Chef Lentswe asked for privacy as they mourn the passing of Chef Lentswe.

The family will share details about the funeral and memorial service in due course.

Celebrity chef Lentswe was famous for hosting the Great SA Bake Off and the Phat Joe TV show.

Following the death of Bhengu-Mafoko, South Africans are sending messages to express their sadness, and comforting the family of the deceased.


Ow hayi maan. Everyone I love is passing away. Yho!



Awww I remember him from the great SA bake off on BBC 💔 Loved his positive vibes on those cooking shows…. May his soul rest in eternal peace 🤍🕊️


Bathong Noooo😭This is so heartbreaking💔My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul Rest In Peace🕊


This is devastating, Chef Lentswe was very humble and energetic, such talent, May his beautiful soul rest in eternal Peace


MHSRIP , I really liked his food and presentation on that Phat Joe Show.