The SABC has sent condolences to the family of seasoned radio and television news presenter Vuyo Mbuli. Mbuli died in a Bloemfontein hospital last night at the age of 46. He collapsed while watching a rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Reds at the Free State Stadium.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says: “As SABC we were shocked to hear the news of the passing of Vuyo Mbuli and we'd like to take this opportunity to send our condolences on behalf of the board, management and staff of SABC. We want to say to them that we have lost somebody who've worked for us for so many years. We really feel the loss that we have and we really will be with them through this time”.
Click below to listen to Kaizer Kganyago
Acting head of SABC News Jimmy Matthews has described Mbuli as a true professional. Click below to listen to how Matthews remembers Mbuli.
Meanwhile, DA National Spokesperson Mmusi Maimane has extended heartfelt to condolences to Vuyo Mbuli's friends and family. “I am incredibly sad about the news of Vuyo Mbuli's death this morning. On behalf of the Democratic Alliance, I extend our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to his friends, family and colleagues at the SABC. Vuyo has interviewed me on many occasions on Morning Live and on his show at SAfm. I can honestly say that it was always a pleasure to work with him. He was such a warm and respectful person. Vuyo was always fair - always asking the questions in a way that gave you a chance to state your side."
Maimane says Mvuyo personified 'what it meant to be a warm, engaging and tolerant South African'. “He became a constant presence in my home every morning and certainly in the homes and places of work of millions of other South Africans”.