Woman dies watching granddaughter dance to victory

2013-11-12 22:17
Sibahle Tshibika dances with her partner.

Sibahle Tshibika dances with her partner.

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Johannesburg - A woman has died after being overcome with emotion watching her granddaughter win R250 000 in a dance competition on TV, the show's producer said on Tuesday.

The executive producer of South Africa's version of So You Think You Can Dance, Ed Worster, said 72-year-old Beatrice Tshibika, from Khayelitsha, collapsed while watching Sibahle Tshibika being crowned the show's winner in an episode broadcast on Saturday.

"We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family, Sibahle," read a message on the show's official Facebook page.

Sibahle, 23, who has lived in a shack all her life, has promised to build her family a house with her winnings, the Daily Sun reported.

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