Simba Mhere dies

SABC's Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere has died in a car accident.

Late Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere. Picture: Twitter @Bulelwa_Nkosi.

JOHANNESBURG - It's being reported that South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere has died in a car accident, along with his friend Kady-Shay O'Bryan.

Mhere joined Top Billing in 2010 after winning the presenter search.

This year, the charismatic presenter, was expected to be part of the judging panel in search for new talent for the SABC 3 show.

His bosses say his presence always commanded respectful attention and his smile never failed to put everyone around him at ease.

Originally from Zimbabwe, the 26-year-old presenter moved to Johannesburg when he was one.

The SABC tweeted that he died in an accident in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Breaking news: Simba Mhere died in a car accident in the early hours of this morning in Johannesburg. #SABCnews

Details are still sketchy at this stage, but the public broadcaster along with some South Africans have expressed their shock on social media platform, Twitter:

  • There Was Just Something About Him. So Humble Always With A Big Smile And Done A Beautiful Job. Rest In JOY Simba Mhere.

Heart breaking news regarding Simba Mhere. Our condolences go out to his family, his loved ones and @SABC3Topbilling family. #RIPSimba.

Simba Mhere was without a shadow doubt one of the most incredible humans I ever came across. There are no words... Rest In Peace my brother.

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of TV Personality Simba Mhere who died in a tragic car accident. So tragic! #RIPSimbaMhere

Shocked beyond words, was a pleasure to meet you RIP Simba Mhere #gonetosoon