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  • Vuyo Mbuli death mourned




    The death of SABC television and radio presenter Vuyo Mbuli was mourned by the ANC and YCLSA on Sunday.

    African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu described Mbuli as "an outspoken linguist who took pride in celebrating the diversity of South Africa and its people", in the wake of his death on Saturday.

    The SABC reported that Mbuli collapsed while watching a rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Reds at the Free State Stadium on Saturday night.

    He was treated at the scene before being rushed to the Mediclinic hospital in the city. He was 46.

    Mthembu said: "For decades, Vuyo Mbuli has been a constant presence in South African homes, tackling various issues of national importance with wit, charm, respect and an all-embracing and inclusive manner.

    "It was this ability to converse with and entertain all types of people that also made Mr Mbuli a sought after public speaker and master of ceremonies, jobs he would carry out with flair."

    The ANC also praised Mbuli's tireless efforts in promoting dialogue on various issues of relevance to South Africa's national discourse.

    As such, his death was a loss to the broadcasting community, particularly the SABC.

    "As we remember him, it is one of his favourite phrases that today rings true -- 'mintiro ya bula bula' -- your work speaks for you."

    The party extended its condolences to Mbuli's family, friends and colleagues.

    "In this, the last time, his signature sign off - Sharp Sharp - came too soon and he will be sadly missed," Mthembu said.

    Earlier, the Young Communist League of SA expressed its shock and sadness at Mbuli's death.

    "The [YCLSA] is saddened by the news that renowned Morning Live anchor Vuyo Mbuli has passed away... We will miss his friendliness, fairness and being a very professional presenter," spokesman Khaya Xaba said.

    "We send our deepest condolences to his family, his colleagues at the SABC, and all the viewers of Morning Live," said Xaba.

    A family spokesperson told the SABC that the cause of death had not yet been determined.

    The spokesperson requested that the family's privacy be respected as they tried to get to terms with the tragedy.
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. rpm's Avatar
      rpm -
      The death of SABC television and radio presenter Vuyo Mbuli was mourned by the ANC and YCLSA on Sunday.

      African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu described Mbuli as "an outspoken linguist who took pride in celebrating the diversity of South Africa and its people", in the wake of his death on Saturday.
    1. bromster's Avatar
      bromster -
      Wow. That's awful. I really enjoyed him as a presenter. Always well presented and spoken.
    1. Hamster's Avatar
      Hamster -
      I only knew him as a presenter/MC. Did he have strong political opinions or was he an avid member of the ANC? I ask because it is kinda odd for political parties to make statements/condolences like these (especially so soon after the fact).
    1. modern10's Avatar
      modern10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
      I only knew him as a presenter/MC. Did he have strong political opinions or was he an avid member of the ANC? I ask because it is kinda odd for political parties to make statements/condolences like these (especially so soon after the fact).
      Please let's not politicize the man's death
    1. zizo911's Avatar
      zizo911 -
      RIP, really enjoyed the news with him
    1. whipper's Avatar
      whipper -
      R.I.P
    1. ponder's Avatar
      ponder -
      Quote Originally Posted by modern10 View Post
      Please let's not politicize the man's death
      +1 Never heard him utter a word about his political stance so leave it be.
    1. Hamster's Avatar
      Hamster -
      Quote Originally Posted by modern10 View Post
      Please let's not politicize the man's death
      It's a legit question for that article

      Go mourn him over here: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=531034
    1. madlala's Avatar
      madlala -
      RIP Mr Sharp Sharp: you wil soley be missed in our TV sets in the morning, Morning Live would surely not be the same cause you were Morning Live, condolences to your Colleuges, Family, Friends and Africa as a whole, cause you touched everyone you spoke too.
    1. marine1's Avatar
      marine1 -
      RIP. Never like him much but that's very sad
      Wish his family strength
    1. RoMark's Avatar
      RoMark -
      R.I.P
    1. marine1's Avatar
      marine1 -
      Wonder what the cause was. Heart attack?
    1. copacetic's Avatar
      copacetic -
      Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
      Wonder what the cause was. Heart attack?
      I always knew that rugby was dangerous.
    1. marine1's Avatar
      marine1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by copacetic View Post
      I always knew that rugby was dangerous.
      lol
    1. intel8080's Avatar
      intel8080 -
      Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
      Wonder what the cause was. Heart attack?
      With so many people in SA been HIV positive, is it wrong for me to ask if he ever made his HIV status known? Some high ranking people in SA did just that.
    1. abzo's Avatar
      abzo -
      Quote Originally Posted by intel8080 View Post
      With so many people in SA been HIV positive, is it wrong for me to ask if he ever made his HIV status known? Some high ranking people in SA did just that.
      +1
      People suddenly drop dead from HIV all the time.
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