Renowned personality dies

South Africa
May 19 - SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago tells eNCA that the death of Vuyo Mbuli is a shock as he was a healthy man, who ran marathons. eNCA
May 19 - SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago speaks to eNCA about about the death of TV personality Vuyo Mbuli. eNCA
Radio and television personality Vuyo Mbuli has passed away at a Bloemfontein hospital, after reportedly collapsing at a rugby game at the Free State stadium on the 18 May 2013. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - SABC radio and TV personality Vuyo Mbuli has passed away.

The well known face of Morning Live was watching the Cheetah's match against the Reds at the Free State Stadium when he collapsed, according to the public broadcaster's spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago.
 
Mbuli had been tweeting about the rugby game all evening.  His final tweet came through shortly before 8:30pm Saturday night.
 
 
His condition remained unclear, as Twitter buzzed with the unconfirmed news.
 
 
Mbuli was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
 
He was 46.
 
The cause of death is unclear.
 
A message of condolence was posted on the Cheetahs Rugby Facebook page, and highlighted the quick response of medical professionals at the scene.
 
President Jacob Zuma also expressed his sympathy.
 
"It is hard to think of a more patriotic and positive person than Vuyo. He was always cheerful and the whole nation will miss his smile and encouraging words," he said, in an official statement issued by The Presidency today.
 
Mbuli is survived by his wife and two children.  His family has asked for privacy at this time.
 
 

 

(Updated; includes condolences)

-eNCA

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