THE South African Football Association (SAFA) has extended its heartfelt condolences to the Mbuli family and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) following the passing away of veteran broadcaster Vuyo Mbuli.
Mbuli passed away after collapsing while watching a Super Rugby match between the Free State Cheetahs and Queensland Reds at the Free Stadium on Saturday night. He was rushed to hospital and was pronounced dead a few hours later.
Former 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO, Dr Danny Jordaan said he was saddened by this news. “It was with great shock to learn of Vuyo’s passing away. We have worked with Vuyo on many occasions while bidding and during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. He always displayed greatest professionalism in everything he did,” said Dr Jordaan.
“His passing away is a great loss to South Africa and the world of broadcasting. We will always remember him for his cheerfulness while presenting Morning Live on SABC. We send our condolences to his family and pray that God may give them the strength to endure this untimely loss.”
SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani was equally shocked at the passing away of Mbuli. “It’s at times like this that grope for words to express our feelings at this loss. Vuyo was a great personality and a true professional. Above all, he was a great fan and admirer of our national football team. We pray for his family to remain strong as they mourn his passing away.”
Nematandani also expressed similar words of comfort for the SABC.