Shock, sadness following Vuyo Mbuli's death

Messages of condolences continue to pour in following TV presenter Vuyo Mbuli’s death.

The late TV and radio presenter, Vuyo Mbuli. Picture: SABC.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma, political parties and the broadcasting community expressed shock and sadness at the death of television and radio presenter Vuyo Mbuli.

The 46-year-old _Morning Live _and SAfm presenter collapsed while watching a rugby match in Bloemfontein on Saturday night.

Shortly after posting an update on Twitter on the rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Reds, Mbuli collapsed at the Free State Stadium.

He was stabilised and rushed to the Bloemfontein Mediclinic Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

Zuma hailed Mbuli's contribution to the country, calling him a "patriotic and cheerful South African".

The Democratic Alliance's spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said working with Mbuli was always a pleasure.

"We can learn a lot from Mbuli's life. We will miss him on our screens."

The African National Congress (ANC) praised Mbuli's tireless efforts in promoting conversation on various issues, saying he left a void that would be difficult to fill.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation's spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago remembered Mbuli as a colleague who was loyal to his job and the South African public through his work.