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SABC honours Mbuli

Hundreds of people crammed into the SABC building to pay their last respects to the veteran presenter.

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

JOHANNESBURG - South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio and television presenter Vuyo Mbuli is being remembered at a memorial service in Auckland Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The 46-year-old collapsed on Saturday while watching a rugby match at a Bloemfontein stadium.

He was rushed to a local hospital where he died from a pulmonary embolism.

Hundreds of people crammed into the SABC building to pay their last respects to Mbuli.

Earlier, chaos broke out at one of the main entrances as journalists and mourners jostled to get a glimpse of what was happening inside.

SABC Group CEO Lulama Mokhobo acknowledged they should have picked a bigger venue, even a stadium, judging by Wednesday's turnout.

The SABC choir took to the stage to honour Mbuli.

Close friends and colleagues including his _Morning Live _co-host Leanne Manas are expected to say a few words.

Meanwhile, South Africans took to social networks over the weekend to express their condolences.

Mbuli will be buried at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg on Friday.

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said the veteran presenter will receive a special official funeral, which means flags will be flown at half-mast at government buildings.