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AFASA in disbelief over the passing of Vuyo Mbuli

20 May 2013

The Secretary-General of the African Farmers' Association of South AFRICA (AFASA), Mr. Aggrey Mahanjana has expressed shock and disbelief following a sudden passing of a veteran news anchor and SABC presenter, Vuyo Mbuli, who died on Saturday night at a Bloemfontein private hospital after attending a rugby match in Mangaung.

"We remain in disbelief and shock by the passing of this seasoned news anchor. His sudden passing has without doubt taken everybody by a huge surprise. The last time I saw him was at the SABC Head-Quarters and I was so impressed of how he managed to keep good shape of his body over the years. South Africa did not only loose a communicator par excellence, but a nation builder and Proudly South African, who embraced the nation's diversity and its people. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Mbuli family, the SABC and all those affected," mourned a visible emotional Mahanjana.

According to Mahanjana, the late Vuyo Mbuli was an old friend of the farming community as he took part in various events as an MC and conducted many interviews with various leaders of farmer organisations.

"Vuyo's insightful line of questioning and commentary was unprecedented and was indicative of a person who respected professionalism and excellence. In my view, Morning Live and the broadcast industry will never be the same again. He will be missed dearly by all of us in the farming community. May his suddenly departed soul rest in peace and rise in glory."

Phumla ngoxolo Radebe, Bhungane, Ngele-ngele, Mashwabada, "mintiro ya bula-bula, ubosso-wena"

Enquirie:

Aggrey Mahanjana

Secretary-General

Tel: +27 (0) 12 348 8566

Fax: +27 (0) 12 365 3086

Cell: +27 (0) 82 556 7297