Chanelle, twin sister of Chantelle, sister of Geraldine and daughter of Annthea and Boet Otto, contracted meningitis due to otitis media at the end of August and sadly passed away last week.
Messages of condolences have been streaming in on social platforms, bidding farewell to this kind and caring young woman with a golden heart and a passion for life. Chanelle continuously complained about a sharp pain in her ear. At first, she was treated for otitis externa (ear-canal infection) which later became otitis media (middle-ear infection).
Her condition deteriorated and took its first turn for the worse on August 24, when she could not remember how she got home. Annthea became increasingly concerned and after her daughter fainted in the bathroom the following morning, she was rushed to Kiaat Hospital.