Morning Live Presenter Vuyo Mbuli Dies After Suffering Heart Attack


By Thandi    19-May-2013 10:48 UTC+02:00
SABC 2's Morning Live presenter Vuyo Mbuli died on Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack.

SABC 2’s Morning Live presenter Vuyo Mbuli died on Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack of Friday.

Renowned SABC presenter Vuyo Mbuli has died after suffering a heart attack. It is reported that he collapsed on Saturday night at the Free State Stadium while watching a rugby match between the Reds and the Cheetahs. He was then rushed to the Bloemfontein Mediclinic, where he passed away in the early hours of Sunday. His death came five days after his 46th birthday.

Mbuli had become the morning screensaver on SABC 2. He presented Morning Live for 13 years. Clearly, his death will leave a void that will be hard to fill.

Vuyo will also be missed on Twitter. He was a very active Twitter user, tweeting a number of times every day. On Saturday morning he Tweeted: “Watching my son play schoolboy soccer. One of life’s great pleasures”. Never did he know that he would be watching his son for the last time. Mbuli is survived by his wife and two children.


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  1. Kashiefa says:

    This is reali very sad news..will b dearly missed,rest in peace Vuyo..deepest sympathy2the family and friends around the globe

  2. ntndokazi says:

    I just want to say to Mbuli family sorry 4 losing someone who play a big role to your family.to mrs Mbuli please be strong to your children

  3. kgaugelo says:

    May his soul rest in peace. We will always love u.

  4. Rachel says:

    I am still in shock that Vuyo is gone , my mother and i used wake up early just to watch Vuyo and Lee-anne present the news our heart felt condolences go out to his family and friends may his soul rest in peace. Morning live will never be the same…. Sharp sharp boss.

  5. Gamaliel says:

    May your soul RIP.To the Family may they stay strong throigh this rough storm.RSA has lost The Anchor,Legend,Icon,Inspiror & Father. RIP Vuyo Mbuli RIP. GOD Bless

  6. Siphesihle Mchunu says:

    Sad story for Vuyo Mbuli, He done a lot for South Africa an SABC 2. All in all his vocabulary accent was brilliant’ I bow in front of this guy. RIP Bro

  7. joan meek says:

    Rest in peace. You will be missed on Morning Live. Condolences to the family and friends

  8. Thokozani zungu says:

    One of South Africa’s greatest son has fallen. He once commented;” I am always sadden to kids around Soweto go home around 2pm” we must rectify this in his memory.
    Thokozani Zungu

  9. Motlhabane Masoko says:

    Ntate Mbuli with due all respect re re ho wena o robale ka kgotso, u were an insparation to all of us.

  10. peter says:

    Morning Live wont b de same without him,wat a great journo sabc2 lost,we wil all missed him bt yu wnt miss him de same way his familly will do.Only God knows,May his soul rest in peace.Sharp sharp,heita daa!

  11. Lindiwe Mncina says:

    We will miss you Vuyo.You were inspirational to the most of us.May your soul rest in peace.My condolences to Mrs Mbuli,the kids and all other family members.

  12. Fortune says:

    Lyf is so unfair,mbuli was da reason why i lykd morning live…may his soul r.i.p…

  13. Tumelo koali says:

    Rest in peace Mr Voyu…is a great loss on basotho in here lesotho, and all people around the world who were morning live veiwers.

  14. velaphi maduna says:

    what a shock to mzansians may his soul rest in peace!

  15. Zeblon says:

    What a loss to the country. He was so inspiring the reason I chose morning live and SA FM

  16. Pilane says:

    Cannot find the words 2 express how I fyl ryt now am still in shock. 2 the Mbuli family South Africa is with u.we will all miss him.

  17. Mmathapelo K says:

    My condolences to the Mbuli family,nothing is greater than a father of the nation.Morning live will never be the same.Keep strong clearly he fulfilled all he came to do, d lord had given now he has taken. Tshedisehang by Oleseng Suping

  18. Steven Opperman says:

    Morning Live will not be the same without you, may your soul rest in peace and may God comfort your family in this time of sorrow.

  19. yuyu mawuku says:

    May your soul rest in peace

  20. Shezz says:

    May His soul and the souls of those who made a difference in South african media R.I.P. You have played your part, year 2013 is declared as the year of completion, 13yrs on morning live… God knows you’ve done your part and may He say to you… Well done my obedient servant. You may be gone but will be solely missed, Only the good die young!

  21. bibıen Besa says:

    U were family to all of us who where watchıng u on mornıng …u wl forever be mıssed Rest ın enternal Peace

  22. Tina Cupido says:

    This has come as a complete shock!!! What a loss to South Africa what a great MAN he has been, my heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed SABC2 will never be the same without u! Sharp Sharp Vuyo may ur soul rest in peace and ur spirit will still live on!

  23. Chipo Bgwaramba says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. I have been touched so much. Cant imagine wil never see your face again on morning live. May your soul rest in eternal peace

  24. Ray Junior says:

    Deepest expression of condolences to the family.An inspirational icon that has left a mark in our lives.RIP Vuyo.

  25. Donovan says:

    Look Like ur skills ære needed somewhr Else

  26. Ncediswa dick says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the wife and kids what a loss to the nation news will never be the same again I loved him so much his accent,style Le Ann sorry my dear be comforted my dear The Lord will see all of you thru,the kids your daddy loved you a lot you hang on to those memories you had of a loving father,husband,brother and nc

  27. Desarie says:

    Very sad to hear about the passing of Vuyo..Condolences to the family.. Mrs Mbuli + children.. Vuyo has become a part of all our lives.. For so many years – He will leave a huge emptyness in each home.. We share your loss.. Strongs to his fellow workers – especially Lea-Ann – Out thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time..

  28. Thandy says:

    Hai this is a real shock 4 me.RIP VUYO may the Lord bless ur soul.Ngaze umphefumlo wakho ulale ngxolo.Ukhanyise ngokhanyiso olungacimiyo

  29. caiphus says:

    My depest condolences to Vuyo family,u been part of my family unaware Vuyo watching you every day with your Co-worker.I realy feel pain in my heart.you been my aspiration.the time and seasons are known by our Lord.rest in peace.

  30. Ntebo says:

    So sad to hear, may his family receive a favour from God…

  31. maisha seberane says:

    I will always miss you and always remembered as long SABC morning live exit.Vuyo I dnt know how explain the feeling of the pain and shock that I’m in.you became my brother unnoticed.may your soul rest in peace.I feel pain to your co-worker Lean .

  32. Rose says:

    May he rest in peace. May God give his family the strength. Pray for his soul.

  33. gugulethu gama says:

    Every morning I woke up and open morning because of you Vuyo how can you leave us so soon RIP brother.

  34. Montlenyane Baaitse says:

    Vuyo, you had many followers here in Botswana – What a shock, what a pain, we are failing to hide our tears, for it is a painful moment for us and many others around the world. We wish we could have saved your life, how? still remains a mystery, just a wish. Journalist from Botswana.

  35. Gugulethu Gama and Yviwe says:

    My daughter and I use to laugh at Vuyo when he tease Andile and Paul. I remember when he comment about President Obama wife hairsytle. Whose gonna make us laugh before we go work. Rest in peace Vuyo.

  36. Nani Ndungane says:

    Who will call Mzantsi President he never 4get uma ekhuluma ngo President Jacob Gezeyihkekisa Zuma u wil be missed Vuyo

  37. Sharon says:

    We will miss you dearly, you were like a family to many of us who watch morning live. I still can’t believe it.

  38. Quentin says:

    So sad to hear the news. Condolences to his family and friends. He looked like such a nice guy. Will be missed by many I’m sure.

  39. Anonymous says:

    RIP Tata we will miss you on Morning Live! I remember the Time l was doing Grade 7 @ Khayelitsha, l saw you for the first time interviewing one of the B&B owner @ site c! *sad* Condolences to your friends and Family. MAY THE LORD KEEP THEM STRONG AND GIVE THEM STREANGH TO CARRY ON IN THZ DIFFICULT TIMES!

  40. Weziwe Mlonzi says:

    UHambo lwakho lusothusile! Wanga umphefumulo wakho ungaphumula ngoxolo. God keep his wife & Children Strong to overcome this tragedy storm! RIP tata Vuyo Mbuli we will miss you as viewers of Morning Live and South Africa as Large!

  41. Mlungisi Dlamini says:

    My heartfelt condolence to mrs mbuli, sons’ and family at large, indeed vuyo has been an inspiration to my life and many others so i will forever miss you, to the family ‘trust in god and he will console you and be the father to home’ may the almighty god stretch his love to the mbuli family in this time of sorrow.

  42. Anonymous says:

    We r so heartbroked about this he really leaves a void. He was verri active on the news

  43. deji richie says:

    hnmmm! let’s hope dis is not true

  44. Margaret Banda says:

    Morning live will never be the same. Vuyo will be sadly missed, MHSRIEP. By Margaret Banda

  45. mala munsamy says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the berieved family,god bless.

  46. Chantelle Juretic says:

    Just the other morning I was watching Vuyo on morning live, just as I look forward to every week morning. I even said to mu daughter, what a well spoken man. Even in so much detail, I always enjoyed his chuckles and honesty… Wow so hard to believe. God bless you and may you rest in peace Vuyo. To his family, deepest condolences. vuyo fan!

  47. tshifhiwa says:

    Rip boss,always remember ur hard work!

  48. Preami COOPEN says:

    Vuyo and Leanne are the first 2 faces I see every morning Monday 2 Friday. This my message to his family and friends” God chooses the Best first. The rest of us are but nothing compared to “His chosen 1″May Vuyo Mbuli rest in peace. You will always be remembered by all”.

  49. Fadia Van Witt says:

    RIP Vuyi, a legend that shall be missed when we switch on our TV in the morning to see that charming smiling Vuyo saying “sharp sharp” may God grant Vyuo’s a high place in heaven & grant his family all the peace & patience.

  50. demi says:

    Those we love truly leaves but we know for sure that oneday when the almighty calls will meet them they are just gone but spirit is with us hamba kahle mhlobo owakho umsebenzi uwenzile uthixo umemezile wasabela ufise okweqhawe rip

  51. ronell seedie says:

    You’ll be missed Vuyo. R.I.P.

  52. matsatsi says:

    You were the reason y I wake up early to watch u presenting with ur partner Leeanne.U were energetic,enthusiastic nd had oomph.U knew what u were doing nd gave hope to the hopeless.We wil alwayz remember u with ur gud work.Rest in peace chief

  53. Divine H says:

    May ur soul rest in peace Vuyo. Sad….

  54. Peggie says:

    Orerobile dipelo tate tsela tsweu mbuli GoD Be Wth u BABA

  55. Darryan Ram says:

    My deepest condolences to the family.May GOD bless the family an be with his son

  56. Shirley Gounder says:

    Will be greatly missed by lots of your fans you and Leanne were the reason that I tuned to morning live every morning RIP great legent

  57. sandra katiniche says:

    Why so Early Mr Sharp sharp. Who will call mzatsi President? I really feel pain in my heart.MHSRIP Vuyo!

  58. Keith and Rita says:

    RIP Vuyo,May God give ur family peace,strength and comfort during this time,The Lord will see url thrgh this season,there’s Hope,Hold on to Jesus

  59. Gladys. says:

    We will miss u a lot that smile thoughtful. Advises. Bekuyi qhawe indoda emadodeni Dudu bakwa Mbuli nezihlobo nabangane. Oh! Leanne be strong my dear

  60. Janet says:

    Rip vuyo deepest sympathy to ur wife and kids,ul be missed

  61. Sandra Ambrose says:

    I watched …Friday did not know it would be the last time hearing that voice.Rest in peace Vuyo.May the Holy Spirit comfort the family in this time of bereavemet. You will be missed Morning Live will never be the same without Vuyo Mbuli

  62. Mdu Ngcobo says:

    Thank God for Vuyo and Morning Live. You were the Best. Rest in Peace and Condolences to your wife and kids, the greater family, your colleagues and South Africa

  63. tshadi says:

    M speechless. Death rob us a great man.Rip vuyo

  64. lungile nkabinde says:

    Rest in peace my brother till were meeting again

  65. Phumzile Nywagi says:

    My alarm wakes me up at six in the morning ,to watch morning Live week days . Its going to be bad for tomorrow(Monday) not to see him as usual . Nevertheless only GOD KNOWS.
    May his SOUL REST in PEACE ….Heita daar , Sharp…sharp

  66. Winter-Jr Ngwenya says:

    What a sad loss. Just learnt about the death. I am still failing to come into terms that indeed you have left this world. You had follwers even here in Botswana, and i am one of them. RIP

  67. Emmanuel says:

    Will never forget u morning live is it was u bosse!!

  68. Thapelo S Ntoyi says:

    It is at this trying times when one find solace,as for me n my family we send our deepest condolence to mbulis fouxx.:the lord is my sherpered thow shall not want:!

  69. madalitso mbewe says:

    Vuyo you will be missed dearly. Its really sad. Poor Leann, your brother and your best friend is gone. I feel for you. I am a Malawian, but I loved seeing you and Him every morning.May his soul rest in peace.

  70. I watched morning live, everyday, monday to friday, and Vuyo, u was the first voice and first person I saw, such an inspiration. Watching ML will never be the same again. Such a vibrant and warm person…RIP Vuyo…

  71. Tshepo Magwaba says:

    Ntate Vuyo Mbuli was really a legend! He was a big part of our lives I spent my whole life watching him every morning. his loving personality and smiles will be solely missed not forgetting his famous word “Andile Masuku she knows the weather” ” sharp sharp heita da” May his soul rest in peace! only God knows why

  72. Gaironesa Aziz says:

    RIP Vuyo. Deepest sympathy to your wife and children. You will really be missed.

  73. Giavanna Bezuidenhout says:

    What a schock!!!! My mornings will never be the same again!! He was such a nice person! !!!

  74. Cisca says:

    You will be missed by all. You relay brighten up our mornings. I will miss you. Sympathy to your family that will miss you. – Cisca Labuschagne and Family

  75. Minister Kganyanya says:

    I am a 24 year old communication science honors graduate and I have lost a motivator, my inspiration and role model. I owe a lot of my being to Mr Mbuli. From as early as grade 10, he has been shaping my character to the person I am today. He has taught me to be professional, have a positive outlook and a good interpersonal skills. Indeed the world has suffered a great loss. Like he always said, Mintiro ya bulabula, he will forever be remembered for his outstanding work well done. RIP Mr Mbuli.

  76. You will be sorely missed, Vuyo! You were part of my breakfast for many years. Enjoyed your teasing about ‘Donnersdag’ Sympathy to your wife and family. We greet you…sharp sharp…

  77. Amo says:

    To Vuyo’s Family, Reletives, Colleagues and Friends

    Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind.

    It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter.
    And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.

  78. Zoe Myira says:

    To the Mbuli family, friends , coworkers and associates
    Words cannot begin to exprees the sadness the the nation is feeling at the moment. Bra V has been an inspiration to all who knew him and I know that it will be very diffiult to fill his shoes
    Hamba Kakhuhle Qhawe

  79. dudu nkosi says:

    Mbuli family be strong godgive and take I can not bilieve It was the last time watching him for the last time on Monday to the sun be strong mfana u dad wanted to spent the last time with u mrs Mbuli he will be with u all the time. List but not last leeanne I know it was not easy for u too day he was not next to u 2 day but the spirit is with u all the SABC family be strong God be with u All as he will say shape shape RIP baba u will be missed and we all love u

  80. Dudu nkosi says:

    I know my be this not the good time pls pls to the SABC manengers try to please you workers when they are still alife I lake what the SABC CEO did 2 day on pleasing leeanne.my be do samething every year let us not do that when the person he/she is Died.

  81. Shayleen says:

    Miss you lots Vuyo this mornings show was not the same and will never the same again God be with Leeane and the family and give them the strenght Rest in Peace will be greatly missed

  82. Mamdy says:

    It was so sad to watch ML without him, Mr V. His life has touched so many.ul alway b in our hearts. To his wife and kids: stay strong only d gud ones are called to the good Lord’s kingdom.He wil alwys be there for u.may his soul rest in peace sharp sharp heita da

  83. Anonymous says:

    I was watching the repeat of 7de laan yesterday when I saw the obituary. I was really shocked and couldn’t believe my eyes.when + called a friend and asked he confirmed he is really gone.he will always be missed. May his soul rest in peace.Mamolibeli in Lesotho

  84. eby says:

    You went through your life journey sharp sharp, and went back to your creator sharp sharp, well we can’t question god. May your gentle soul rest in peace amen… Good night brother. We will miss you greatly on morning live.

  85. ishmael. ramela says:

    I. Like. To. Say. My heart. Is very bad for. Vuyo s. Death. I don’t. Have much to say. May. His. Soul. Rest in. Peace from me. And. My. Family. We say. Vuyo. Rest in peace. Your. Wife. And. Kids must be strong. Cos god knows what. Is. Doing.

  86. portia says:

    etlela hiku rhula vuyo

  87. Debbie Gee says:

    Every morning since I was a little girl, I can remember watching you live on SABC and when I woke up on Monday morning watching the show to discover there will no longer be.. “Till next time… Mintirho ya vula vula.. Sharp Sharp!!” We will dearly miss you

  88. lesego says:

    Diz is really sad I still cnt believe dat vuyo left us, morning live will neva be de same without u. may ur soul rest in peace sharp sharp heita da!!!!!

  89. Aubin Kyota says:

    Rest in Peace. Thnxs for everything u done for us.

  90. Bilikis M.F says:

    Four years on…it still feels surreal. Like he was on vacation and would return.Indeed, he left an irreplaceable vacuum.Good to know his children are doing so well. May God continue to comfort all that knew, loved and miss him.
    He’ll fondly be remembered, always. Rest On Vuyo!!!

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