Vuyo Mbuli Dead At 46

The South African entertainment industry and the nation mourns the shocking passing of prolific television presenter Vuyo Mbuli. The 46 year old the co-presenter of SABC2's Morning Live breakfast show suffered a fatal heart attack this weekend.

Vuyo Mbuli died in a Bloemfontein hospital yesterday after he collapsed and was rushed to the Bloemfontein Mediclinic on Saturday night after suffering a heart attack whilst watching a rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Reds at the Free State stadium.

He was treated at the stadium before he was taken to the Bloemfontein Mediclinic.

Vuyo Mbuli was the co-anchor of Morning Live since the start of the morning programme on SABC2 on 1 November 1999, first with Tracy Going and then with Leanne Manas. 

Vuyo Mbuli made his South African television debut in 1993 as a continuity presenter for SABC3, then did sports presenting and then read the news after taking the Morning Live job.

"From Morning Live our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, we will truly miss our anchor," said Morning Live in a statement on Sunday morning.

"He will be greatly missed," said Thando Maseko Morning Live's executive producer.

"He was a person who was determined to make sure that South Africa succeeds," said Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesperson.

In a press statement the SABC says 
"we will always remember Vuyo Mbuli for his dedication and loyalty not only on the job, but to the South African public at large through his engaging and thought-provoking presentation style."
"He will be sorely missed and on behalf of the SABC board, SABC management and our staff, our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. The public will fondly remember him for his catchphrase 'Sharp-sharp'."
In a statement South African  president Jacob Zuma said 
"It's hard to think of a more patriotic and positive person that Vuyo Mbuli. He was always cheerful and the whole nation will miss his smile and encouraging words. I wish to express, on behalf of government and the entire South African population, our words of condolence to the Mbuli family, friends and the SABC."
Condolences to the Mbuli family. We all gonna miss hearing Vuyo and his signature sign-off "Sharp, Sharp" on the show every weekday morning

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