Minister Anroux Marais mourns the death of Fatima Sydow | Western Cape Government


Minister Anroux Marais mourns the death of Fatima Sydow

20 December 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of celebrity cook, Fatima Sydow, at the age of only fifty. She will be missed by everyone she touched with her warm personality, including the many, many fans of her hit TV show, Kaap, Kerrie en Koesisters.

“The sun will shine a little less brightly after Fatima lost her battle, so bravely fought, against soft tissue sarcoma, which has robbed the Western Cape of one of its most beloved residents. Her recipes were often short and simple enough for anyone to attempt. Yet the end product, often with Cape Malay flair, would always be so spectacular,” Minister Marais said.

“To Fatima Sydow’s family and loved ones, thank you for supporting her so that she might share her gift with all of us. She made her mark and will be sorely missed by all those that knew and cared for her. Her life and work will live on through her recipes. I send my most heartfelt condolences and hope that you will find peace and strength during this difficult time,” Minister Marais concluded.

Media Enquiries: 

Jan-Jan Joubert, MLO to Minister Marais