Minister expresses shock following death of sports presenter

Minister expresses shock following death of sports presenter

Sport Minister, Thulas Nxesi and SAFA President, Danny Jordaan has expressed shock following the sudden passing on of former SABC TV Sport presenter Mzimasi Mgebisa. 

"The passing of this talented presenter is indeed a major blow for the entire football fraternity.  The country still needed such talent as we have huge events coming up. We had hoped that it would be people like Mgebisa who communicate about such events in the country. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends," stated Minister TW Nxesi.

SAFA President, Dr Jordaan said the passing away of Mgebisa was a sad day for football.

'He was among the few remaining true football journalists who understood the football dynamics and culture. He was not only a football analyst but a passionate and committed football person.

'Today that voice is silenced and we are really gutted. We will miss Mzi's voice. May his soul rest in peace,' said Dr Jordaan.


Issued by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa


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