Vuyo Mbuli 'never regained consciousness'

2013-05-20 09:13
Bloemfontein – Well-loved TV presenter Vuyo Mbuli never regained consciousness after collapsing at the Cheetahs Super rugby game in Bloemfontein over the weekend.

It happened shortly after he posted a tweet about the game, reported Times Live.

His co-presenter on SABC's Morning Live, Leanne Manas, was devastated upon hearing the news of his death: "We created magic together for two hours every morning for nine years.
I'm devastated!

"Not sure how to do it without you. I will miss you so much."

Mbuli's last tweet

Tributes for Mbuli have poured in from all over SA, with politicians, the president, celebrities and ordinary South Africans telling how he changed their lives and brightened their day.

Mbuli's last tweet gave the rugby score eight minutes into the second half and his Twitter profile carried these words: "It's not what you say, it's what you do."

Mbuli tweeted:

According to Beeld, president of Free State rugby Lindsay Mould told how one of the directors of the union, who also happened to be a doctor, immediately started emergency treatment of Mbuli after he collapsed.

The doctor and paramedics apparently struggled for about half an hour to stabilise him before he was rushed to the Mediclinic Bloemfontein.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed that he died shortly after 22:00 but would not speculate about the cause of death.

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