Readers remember Vuyo Mbuli

2013-05-20 15:02
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Cape Town – As amazing tributes continue to stream in across the internet to SABC radio and television presenter Vuyo Mbuli after his sudden death at the weekend, we bring you these warm and loving memories sent in by our readers:

Lungile Kwela says: "I remember him when Lean was pregnant with boeta. He was so excited you'll think he was boeta's father. It won't be the same watching Morning Live again. South African has lost a true South African. To your family, we cry with them. You were also in our homes."

Nathalie Snyders says: "Vuyo's death has bring great sadness to the whole nation, Vuyo was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. His presence on TV has motivated me as a young lady and a mother of two very much. In 2011 I went and did my certificate in radio broadcasting, cause Vuyo made it look so easy with his co-worker Leanne Manas. They really do a great job on TV. I liked when he the late Vuyo said its 'sharp, sharp'. My your soul rest in peace and may God be with his family in this time of mourning. R.I.P."

Thato Mokwane says: "I will remember him with his signature 'shap, shap. Mentero yabolabola, etabolabola mendzoko'. Rest in peace Vuyo. May Gods grace be upon your loved ones in this difficult time."

Minah says: "May his soul rest in piece, we wil miss your voice 'n smile."

Ntuthuko Ngcobo says: "It very hard for me to accept that Vuyo is no more, I will always remember when he give us time, He will say 'Bathi eNtuzuma ligamenxe ihora lesithupha' he was good with his words and different languages! I will miss him."

Rinky says: "It's like I knew him personally, I m so so sad. Condolences to his family."

Morena Duncan Letsoara says: "We lost a giant, a soldier, a brother, a father to the nation, I'm still shocked about your passing, Vuyo Mbuli you made me love Morning Live I am a teacher because of you, I will gladly miss you! You have left a huge gap on Morning Live and to Leanne be story sister and know that he is God."

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Feluna says: "He was in Cape Town at the Waterfront about 2 or 3 years ago  I saw him and I shout out Shap Shap! And he turned around and I put up my two thumbs and he did the same and smiled. My prayers goes out to his family and friends."

Shawon Tiltman says: "To be blunt l wish more South African people of all colours in our rainbow would follow his example of life and respect towards each other (...) we already miss you but we will never forget you."

Thabo Tsheole says: "He was not a man who knew his job, he was a man who loved his job. He will be forever remembered."

Kgaugelo Dibetso says: "I remember him dancing to an album Potrait by Jimmy Dludlu when it was released for a track titled Tote. That morning I also danced whiles Jimmy was playing live on the morning show and I immediately went to buy that album. May his soul rest in peace."

Jabulani Mabena says: "What a great loss to SA. Mr Mbuli was a change agent, a catalyst for UNITY in our country. He had such a positive influence on viewers of Morning Live. He will always be alive in our memories.... May he rest in peace."

Val Hamann says: "On 13 September 1999 I gave birth to my son Brandon and a lady next me gave birth to her son on the same day in Clinton Clinic in Alberton, she had no name for her baby and I suggested Vuyo Mbuli and she named him that! Then already I admired Vuyo's talent and knew he would become much more than he was at the time.  So, in a small way, the legend lives on! He will surely be missed by me when I watch TV! Condolences to his family and loved ones."

Yamkela Khumalo says: "What a man! I feel like I knew him personally because I had been watching him since I was in primary school. Will definitely miss his calmness, professionalism, his passion for South Africa and generally his love for his job. I remember specifically when he wore this brown leather jacket early this year and the tweets about how ugly it looked, hahaha did he care? No he didn't! May his soul rest in peace!!"

Michelle Simpson says: "I have very fond memories of watching Morning Live, especially during my travels for work to Bloemfontein and Cape Town. I loved hearing the voices of Vuyo and Leanne while I was getting ready for work in the mornings. He was always so positive, professional and made me feel like I was at home! A friend said this morning; 'His voice sounded like home'.  That is so true! Vuyo, you will never be forgotten. We will miss you so much! Sharp Sharp our Brother!" publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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