Eddie Zondi’s Memorial Service to be held on Thursday


By Staff Writer    19-Jun-2014 07:58 UTC+02:00
Metro FM legend, Eddie Zondi, who passed away on Monday, will be laid to rest on Sunday. Image: The Citizen.

Metro FM legend, Eddie Zondi, who passed away on Monday, will be laid to rest on Sunday. Image: The Citizen.

Sunday afternoons will never be the same again. This is what thousands of mourning Metro FM listeners said on social networks after learning about the death of legendary disc jockey, Eddie Zondi. For some, it is still hard to believe that they will never again hear Eddie’s soothing voice (live) on Sunday afternoons. Zondi passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning after suffering a heart attack. According to reports, he complained of chest pains and was then rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. The Citizen revealed that Zondi suffered another heart attack two years ago but recovered fully.

Eddie joined metro FM in the late 90s. Due to the longevity of his service on air, many people were surprised to hear that he was still only 47. According to the SABC, Zondi had worked at Metro FM for over 18 years. At the time of his death, he was hosting the Romantic Repertoire on Sundays from 3 to 6pm. With a listenership of 1.8 million, the Romantic Repertoire was (or is) one of the station’s most popular shows. It seems like the gap Zondi left will be hard to fill. It is still unknown whether Metro FM will replace Zondi or introduce a new show on Sunday Afternoons.

Zondi was an avid soccer fan. His favourite local team was Orlando Pirates. On Tuesday, the team’s chairperson, Dr Irvin Khoza, sent his condolences to the Zondi family. Khoza said Eddie’s soothing voice was what came first to his mind when he heard about his sad and sudden passing. He said Eddie’s support for Orlando Pirates was unwavering. He described him as a gentle, loving and caring man. “We should honour him by committing ourselves to be gentle and peaceful in our daily endeavours,” Khoza said.

The SABC reported that Zondi’s memorial service will take place today (19th of June) at the Standard Bank arena, Johannesburg, between 11:00 and 15:00. He will be laid to rest on Sunday. Zondi is survived by his wife Phakamile.


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  1. Michael Mtshali-Letsoalo says:

    Lokhu kuyintando kankulunkulu-1 Thesalonika 5:17-18. Thina asifi kodwa siyalala okomzuzwane-SIYOHLALA SINANI NONKE ZONDI FAMILY ND METRO FM

  2. sipho msibi says:

    Sikhala kanye nomndeni,ngithi alehla lingehla kumndeni wakwaZondi uNkulunkulu usiphile,uNkulunkulu uthathile. Kdwa sesizokhulunyelwa ubani kuma relationship ethu Nkosi yami mina ngifunde okuningi ku Eddie Zondi bekuyindoda eqotho. Hamba kahle Nondaba Omuhle uyidlalile indima yakho ezimpilweni zethu sizohlezi sikukhumbula especial on Sundays lala ngokuthula

  3. Dineo Masenya says:

    Wow!im left with no words,gone too soon bra Eddie.He was such an icon,he left us with an empty space,how are we going to survive Sundays without him in our rooms.Luckily for me I can say,I had a chance to speak to him and even took a photo.Thank you bra Eddie,you will always be remembered & honoured,you’ve played your special part.May you rest in peace Makhosonke

  4. dimakatso says:

    Lala kahle bra addie ushiye a big space

  5. Nontsikelelo Mkhize says:

    Its still so hard to believe that eddie is really gone…rest in peace nondaba, u have left us with emptiness and you will be dearlly missed

  6. pearl says:

    Sundays will never be the same RIP Eddie

  7. sam says:

    rest in peace Nondaba

  8. david khumalo says:

    When God says I need my gold back that I have borrowed you no one can say no you have to give it back to Jehovah Eddie was like a Gold to every metro fm listeners but God decided to take his gold while it was still precious to our ears his nice voice and music he offered to our ears is no where to be heard again byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  9. themba says:

    Thank you Bra Eddie for the memories. You will be missed.

  10. Hilda Ntsepe Mbelo says:

    Eddie Zondi condolences to your family may God comfort them..Your voice and choice of music will be missed at all times…May your soul rest in peace..

  11. Nthateng says:

    Rest in peace Bra Eddie

  12. fancy malope says:

    Bra Eddie may ur soul rest in peace, u will be always in ur heart. Ur the one of the kind, no body can replace u. Ka sefela lekonoto le morena.

  13. Collen Masetlane says:

    Death has done it again,this time it has robbed south Africans one of their own.If it is God’s decision it was wrongly timed.Bra Eddie’s personality off and on duty clearly described humanity.He loved all his listeners as if he sees them directly.He never missed a chance to laugh after a good song.No one will ever be like him.May his good soul rest in peace.

  14. Sylvia says:

    Gone to soon,bra Eddie was one of a kind and may ur soul rest.I will miss ur voice n smile.Robala Ka kgotso my brother,Ka sefela sa “Lekunutu Le Morena”

  15. Sylvia says:

    May ur soul rest in peace Bra Eddie

  16. mbali nxumalo says:

    Hamba kahle bhuti.True sunday will never b the same.lala kahle qhawe lamaqhawe.

  17. Melvy says:

    Bra Eddie we will miss u n u good selection in music. Sunday will never be the same without u voice on metro fm. ROBALA KA KHOTSO WILL MISS YOU.

  18. nelie says:

    My Sunday will never be the same without you Bra Eddie.RIP Mr Zondi.Uyohlala usezingqondweni zethu.Uyidlalile indima yakho emhlabeni.We thank God for the moment we had with you.Lala uphumule.To Zondi family may God Almighty give you strenght to carry on.

  19. mulalo says:

    Mr zondi I never knew that u wil leave us so early.we were enjoying ur company in villa conesa.we were proud of u to have u around.also our kids too.it was previlage for us to stay with celeb like u.

  20. mulalo says:

    Mr zondi how can u giveup so early.i wish the something I can do to help.but as I promise I wil dorp ur kids early.u dont have to worry.rest in peace.

  21. richard nkosi says:

    I remember when he used to say’from coast 2 coast bigcity 2 big city u listening 2 the station of dominationZondi baby, I quote u have fought a very good fight ,u have kept your faith and finished your race n Nondaba u have left a yawning gab may god make your soul to rest forever in peace – NMR(TKZ)

  22. mbekezeli khumalo says:

    May your soul rest in peace bra Eddie we’ll miss u n ur voice, no one can replace you. Thank you for making our Sunday afternoon so romantic. Sizohlala sikukhumbula more especially ngama sunday. Ndlela nhle bab’ Zondi uyidlalile indima yakho.

  23. nondu says:

    Rest in peace Nondaba Gagashe sizokukumbula ngezingoma zako

  24. Dinah Motsumi says:

    Robala ka kgotso Edward Makhosonke Zondi

    GONE TOO SOON!!

  25. Millicent says:

    Eddie,
    I never missed a chance to listen to your show.
    Sunday will never be the same.
    May your soul rest in peace.

    Millicent

  26. Millicent says:

    Eddie,I never missed a chance to listen to your show.Sunday will never be the same.May your soul rest in peace.Millicent

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