Vuyo Mbuli Dies in Bloemfontein Hospital

19-May-2013 11:33 UTC+02:00
Vuyo Mbuli is no more. He died at the Bloemfontein Mediclinic on Sunday morning after collapsing during a rugby match. – image –

Vuyo Mbuli is no more. He died at the Bloemfontein Mediclinic on Sunday morning after collapsing during a rugby match. – image –

This Sunday, South Africans woke up to sad news about the passing of popular television presenter Vuyo Mbuli. Mbuli’s career flourished while he worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. At the time of his death, he was a presenter for Morning Live. He also worked as a radio presenter.

Mbuli was a lover of sport in all its forms. It is reported that he was enjoying a rugby match when he collapsed at the Free State Stadium on Saturday. The Cheetahs hosted the Australian Reds for the Super Rugby tournament. Mbuli received emergency treatment at the stadium and when he was stable, he was taken to a nearby Mediclinic hospital. He died early on Sunday morning from what is thought to have been a heart attack. The doctors have yet to confirm the cause of death for the 46 year old Mbuli.

Reports say that the family spokesperson has asked the media and public to allow the family time and privacy to grieve for their loved one. The news of Vuyo Mbuli’s sudden death has come as a shock to his family, friends and colleagues especially because Mbuli seemed to be in good health before he collapsed on Saturday. He first appeared on television screens in 1993 and since then, he became a household name. For years, South Africans tuned in to Morning Live to catch a glimpse of Mbuli delivering breaking news with a touch of his infectious sense of humor.

Social network users have been sending their condolences to the Mbuli family since early on Sunday morning. Politicians and businessmen have also come out to voice their respect for a man who loved journalism and was humble and respectful. Mbuli’s biography on Twitter reads: “It’s not what you say, It’s what you do!” In his case, Vuyo Mbuli will be loved and remembered by many for both what he said and what he did on television.



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  1. May his soul rest in peace, we shall meet again brother.

  2. Samy says:

    This is a shock to in peace.u did good in this life.ul b missed by me nd the rest of the u.

  3. Mbali says:

    This is so shockng.he waz a man with dignity he was proud in his work.May ur soul rest in peace…morning live would never be the same without u…

  4. elizabeth says:

    Vuyo was such an amazing soul!To Leanne n the crew,u were blessed with the best colleague n friend.To his family n children,God will c u through.Sharp Sharp,til we meet again…May his soul rest in peace

  5. gloria netshidzini says:

    Its really a shock just to wake up this morning with this very sad newsm South africa and africa as a whole has lost a news icon. May his wife, his beautiful kids and the whole family be comforted in this time of sadness.

  6. Bishop Babatunde Israel OIadejo says:

    May is soul rest perfet-in peace, peace be with family and comfoter in Jesus Name Amen, Aju.

  7. mmatshepo kholumo says:

    Morning live will never be the same,may his soul RIP!

  8. s says:

    Its a greatest loss we ve suffered n he is da reason im watching tv breakfast shows n 4 me 2 ever listen safm talk shows. May his soul rest in peace n be with his family in difficult tyms

  9. Patty Maphumulo says:

    I still can’t believe that it is true. South Africa has lost a legend. What a dignified man, gone too soon. May his soul rest in peace.

  10. ahmed says:

    U will be sorely missed ur sharp sharp and eita da will ring in my ears forever

  11. Nurse says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  12. Xolani Nkosi says:

    I still can’t believe it. May his soul rest in peace. U wl be dearly missed.

  13. Max says:

    My his soul rest in Peace , Amaxhos athi ” Umzamo omhle uwuzamile ugqatso ulufezile noko usizimele Hamba kakuhle Rhadebe” we will dearly miss you more over at Morning Live with your closing statement ” Sharp Sharp Eita daar, Goei Genaader,Another thing Is when is reading our President’s name he will never forget to to his first Name “President Gezeyihlekisa Zuma”..

  14. Zack says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  15. nomuthwa says:

    May your soul rest in peace..

  16. leeh says:

    Rest in eternal peace Vuyo Mbuli, morning live will neva b the same….

  17. Bonolo Masilo says:

    Not only his family bt the whole of South Africa has lost the greatest legend, a man who inspired us at all tyms a man with dignity nd a good personality. May his great soul rest in peace nd the almighty God comfort his family.

  18. Mulalo says:

    I still can’t believe such a gifted talented man has passed on at such a young age, God takes only the best so unexpectedly may his soul rest in peace & may his family acknowledge the great man Vuyo was.

  19. Mankalimeng B. Makanda says:

    Morning Live will never be the same without Vuyo’s face and voice. To Leanne, morning live crew, the Mbulis, friends and all the morning live viewers, we have lost a legend. May his soul rest in peace.

  20. Obed Maqabe says:

    Rest in peace, Chalmers. Yours was a life lived to the fullest, short as it was.

  21. Ntebo says:

    So shocked, I will remember him by his opening and closing remarks and always friendly face. May his family receive favour from God in this trying time…

  22. Lee says:

    “God gives and take”Vuyo will always be in our hearts,May his soul rest in peace.
    Deepest sympathy to the family and friends especially the morning live team,stay blessed

  23. Anil says:

    U was an inspiration to the nation rest in peace brother god bless

  24. Sonto Bhengu says:

    May his soul rest in peace, lalakahle qhawe sokukhumbula.

  25. tshiwela says:

    May his soul rest in peace may the good almighty be with his family in this painful time

  26. Sharon Ramoroka says:

    I’m so shocked,i still can’t believe it. Nothing is so cruel like death.

  27. Dzingwas says:

    may his soul rest in peace

  28. busi says:

    I doubt i will ever watch morning live again!U were such a pair with Leanne,it has not sunk in yet that Vuyo u r no more,goodbye.Deepest condolences to yo family n friends.

  29. Tinaye says:

    I watch Morning Live from Zimbabwe.I can’t believe he’s gone.Such cases renders life a meaningless venture


  31. maveli says:

    we will miss you,Vuyo.RIP

  32. Kelebogile says:

    May God confort his family nd be with them in dis painful time

  33. Juliet. D. Chitsumba says:

    I loved watching Morning live but with you gone it will never be the same again,may your soul rest in peace Vuyo.You’ve left a gap that no one will fill.

  34. Thembi says:

    He lived life fully and touched many lives with his way of bringing news to them.

  35. Sizwe Sifo says:

    I’m so shocked by the sadden passing of bhut’ Vuyo. Since 1999 I have been watching morning live and bhut’ Vuyo inspired me in so many ways. My heart is sooo sore & I can’t believe that he is no more. My his soul rest in peace. “Sharp sharp”….. “Heita da”!

  36. rainy kutumela says:

    Shocked and saddened by his death.let it not be death but a memory because he is gone to a better place and he is one of the most remarkable angel above .may your beautiful soul rest in peace. Sharp sharp!!!

  37. Tshifhiwa Luruli says:

    It is a great sadness to lost you Vuyo , the nations loves you and we will remember you everyday when the sunset, Morning life will never be the same without you, RIP. Condelencess to the Mbuli’s family.

  38. Nosipho says:

    Ulale ngokuthula u will be dearly missed.may the lord be with ur family at this time.

  39. Da Mangena says:

    Life has no meaning! Mhlaba kawunoni, badala bathi,”isitsha esuhle kasidleli”….lala ngoxolo Mbuli …..RIP

  40. Nonhlanhla says:

    The way he defended being NICE when greeted by listeners on SA Fm is as if he new that he will be returning to God soon. You made a mark Mbuli and you will be remembered as being “NICE”.

  41. koketso says:

    May his soul rest in peace he will be missed by lot off people even me I will miss him I can’t believe he is gone but won’t be forgotten I will miss him saying sharp sharp vuyo may you rest in peace

  42. Themba Nkosi says:

    Great loss to all of us. Rest in Peace Vuyo

  43. asemahle says:

    Rest in peace mr sharp,sharp….we’ll miss you…..2 family n frnds would like to say with God you’ll get through this

  44. salome sathekge says:

    I am shocked at the passing of our brother. May his soul rest in peace

  45. Kgantsho Simon says:

    If it is a God’s will, may it be so, u’ve been a role model to many nd u’ll live 4eva in our hearts ”VUYO MBULI” …. Rest in peace (robala ka kgotso) …. sharp sharp

  46. Patrick khupe Chabaemang says:

    May his soul rest in peace we will miss you on our screens you was a regular visitor in our homes

  47. Ronald Chikata says:

    Morning live will never be the same without you man may your dear soul rest in peace SHARP SHARP .

  48. Priscilla Reeds says:

    Aai Already miss him Vuyo ke Bosso!sharp sharp!Mintiro ya bula bula!Well Done good and Faitfull servant time to Shine on the other side

  49. Thandi Ngobeni says:

    May his soul rest in peace will all way love and miss u Vuyo Mbuli

  50. mabale mokoena says:

    May the soul of Vuyo Mbuli rest in peace, he will surely be missed by South Africans nd everyone who watched morning live,am still in shock from his death,my condolences to his family,friends,colleagues and everybody who knew him.R.I.P

  51. phumudzo mathalauga says:

    u whr such a inspiration,an morning live wil never b the same without u.only god knwz y,may ur soul rest in peace.

  52. Jessica says:

    Gone way too soon Vuyo. May your dear soul rest in peace.

  53. Hilda Maruza says:

    Rest in peace bro. Sharp sharp til we meet again.

  54. mandisa mxeba says:

    May your soul R.I.P Vuyo Mbuli you will truly be missed by many, Morning live will never b the same.

  55. thuso nekhofhe says:

    Gone too soon tata mbuli may ur soul rest in peace…2 ur children en family our prayers are with u…find confort in psalm 121…

  56. Nomfundo Nzimande says:

    May ur Beautiful soul rest in peace. U will b missed by many people u have touched lives.

  57. Arnold phiri says:

    Iiiiii bra gone to soon will miss yu man.. Ive alwys watchd yur show man.. RIP MAN

  58. Tinyiko says:

    Vuyo, we will miss u really. God created you with that special purpose, you were an icon to all nations. What u did to the whole nation of SA really shows that indeed “mintirho ya vulavula”. May your soul rest in peace

  59. Geneva says:

    Vuyo” mintiro ya vula vula” . “Sharp sharp “will miss u vuyo may ur soul rst in peace.

  60. mathapelo langa says:

    Pula ya ko Botswana, Andile she knows weather,to Leanne and Sabc crew,the mbuli family,the mbuli fans…….let’s celebrate the life lived fully by vuyo. May his soul rest in peace. Will always love u,always vuyo.

  61. steven McKinney says:

    I’m a South Afeican who live in Namibia for more then 10yrs i watch morning live frm mndys to frdys jst to feel home Vuyo u are innocent of wht happened but God knws,may ur soul rest in peace,to i miss u already maybe no sharp sharp!

  62. Vuyo Bomela says:

    May his soul rest in peace.He will b sadly missed 4 his smile, jokes, just his way of saying things. What a loss for our country. My prayer are with his family especially his son who was with him @ the match. May God be with his family n colleagues.

  63. mmatsela says:

    RIP Vuyo u will always be remembered morning live wil neva b de same without u ROBALA kA KGOTSO

  64. pretty mashiane aka pretalicious says:

    Mr vuyo mbuli may ur soul rest in peace u will be truely missed u were a wonderful person and to the family be strong for him god has his reasons for taking him and leanne same goes 2 u nd the other collegues mwah i love ur’ll all 2 bits

  65. ashley says:

    May his soul rest in peace indeed he was a humble and respectful human being.

  66. mimi rikhotso says:

    Will miss you dearly Vuyo R.I.P may the Lord be with your family in this difficult time sharp sharp till we meet again!!deepest condolences

  67. tebogo says:

    U will always b missed. Rip

  68. Pulane Mokhachane says:

    Oh my GOD!!! The only presenter to call Mr President by his Zulu name “Gedleihlekisa” Zuma!!”Obooooosoooo wena”. We will miss you!! Hamba kahle!!

  69. Ignatia Nekhumbe says:

    I am still in tears, Mme Leanne Manas You have lost A very good sharp sharp south African man, who always aiter daar the nation with his voice Gedlekisa Voice, I remer him making fun of tsietsi wearing horse boots and just weeks ago you were wearing matching oufits and he was very good in his surronding very good presenter, Aip ausi Manas i cant imagine the pain you going through. Ntate Vuyo Xap xap and heita daar.

  70. Anonymous says:

    May soul rest in peace. I will always remember you when u saying Sharp sharp or Bashokamnandi eNtuzuma bethi libumbene ihora lesikhombisa hamba kahle Qhawe

  71. nelson khuzwayo says:

    Ulale ngokuthula qhawe lesizwe sohlale sikukhumbula uma susho uthi sharp sharp inkosi iphile inkosi ithathile

  72. dakalo manwele says:

    Rip vuyo we will miss u sharp sharp

  73. diana says:

    Vuyo wasn’t just a presenter, i must admit that i’ve grown attached to him over the years. He was a role model, i have watched him almost everyday before i go school and over the past ten years. Im blessed to have come across such an inspirational human-being. May his soul rest in peace.

  74. sabatho thetani says:

    Mlive will not be the same.RIP bra shp shp

  75. Mornay Myira says:

    Lala ngoxolo mntana wase khaya.. Sizokukhumbula Radebe

  76. he went to the city’s underneath the earth to view the people of the past but he is now lifted from the pit my lord may he rest in peace amen what a wonderful dad and husband you were Vuyo to your Family may your soul rest in peace.

  77. mpho Tshabalala says:

    you will be missed

  78. Ntokozo says:

    Lala ngokuthula Vuyo,siyohlala sikukhumbula.

  79. Nqobile Mabaso says:

    Wow gone too soon, may your soul rest in peace. ull be miss on our screens.wat is morning live without you.

  80. Lerato Ramphomane says:

    Rest In Peace Vuyo . we always looked up to you .

  81. Rosina says:

    May u rest in peace sharp sharp

  82. kgomotso keakopa says:

    rest in peace

  83. Sikulile says:

    Lala ngikuthula Vuyo,Sharp-Sharp.

  84. Anonymous says:

    What a sad time for South africa thoughts are with the Family, friends, and morning live group! You were part of our family every morning. Rest in peace

  85. Tumi says:

    Rest in peace Vuyo, you will be dearly missed

  86. MR MR says:

    goie genade,mintirho ya vulavula,sharp sharp,heita da. Rip in peace mr mbuli

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  89. dineo rantsane says:

    Lala ngoxolo radebe we wil mic u,u were a real icon ndikukhapha ngale verse’ndiwaphakamisela ezintabeni amehlo am apho uncedo lwam lakuvela khona mrng live wil neva b the same wthout u m stil in shock nangk may ur soul rest in peace nd ur family nd lvd ones may find peace in the almighty sharp shap bhut’vuyo til we meet again

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  91. nellie rachidi says:

    It’s only sinking in 2day that the great Mr sharp sharp is no more. “Mintirho ya vulavula” indeed vuyo’s humbleness and sense of humour combined with his professionalism made him a unique person. He will never be forgotten nor replaced, but his legacy and memory will live on. Heartfelt condolences to his family, morning live crew and the whole nation!

  92. thami says:

    Bro Vuyo may ur soul rest in peace,will always miss ur bubbly character,ur humble personality.ur love for your country made us to be proudly South African.O re tlogetse re sa solofela but only God knows y.He has His reasons we just have to accept.SHARP SHARP.Eitha Daaaaaaaaaaaaar.

  93. Albertina Rammalo says:

    It is great loss to all South Africans for the passing away of our lovely brother Mr. Vuyo Mbuli. He was always a visitor to our respective homes for each and every morning from Monday to Friday each week on our televisions. We have learned so much from him being a Humble, Intellegent, Respectfull and Down to Mother Earth person. We were so blessed as South Africans to be given such a wonderfull journalist in this country. May his soul rest in peace and he will always be remembered! From Albertina, Tzaneen, Limpopo Province.

  94. Richard Lehihi says:

    Rest in peace my brother, you’ll always be remembered.

  95. dot says:

    So sad gone too soon i never in my wildest drams thouht i woul’d cry for someone i only know from TV but learning about Vuyo’s passing i was devastatad i wil surely miss him he was like a part of me every morning from six to eight my deepest sampathy to his family and friend may GOD comfort you and carry you through your time of berievement
    I pray for you
    God bless

  96. Anonymous says:

    May his soul rest in peace.

  97. Sheila Peter says:

    May his soul rest in peace. Still shocked.

  98. Nokuphela says:

    Rest in peace Bhungane I will miss yo smile Mr sharp sharp Eita da

  99. bonny says:

    Rest in peace morning life wil not be same anymore not ever

  100. Lesego Puso says:

    A legend,mentor,hero,insperationer.I’ve never miss a morning live becos of ths man am out of words nt olny da family nd frnds lost da whole county. may ur soul rest in peace. We wil remember u by saying ”
    SHARP SHARP”we love you

  101. Thembi. says:

    REST IN PEACE VUYO, you’ll be always in our minds.

  102. MARIA TSHERANE, says:

    Lala ngoxolo Vuyo, sizohlala sikukhumbula. You were such a wonderful person.

  103. sithembiso mdletshe says:

    RIP Vuyo Mbuli gone too soon

  104. tsakani shiburi says:

    Rip mr vuyo me and my family we will miss so much

  105. francinah Nezhomilemay hi says:

    Its a great loss.May his soul rest in peace.

  106. mashura rukarwa hamicy says:

    Vuyo hamba kashle sharp sharp,u will be saldy missed by the nation not only by South Africa but by whole Africa ,u dd a great job even my self i ddnt like to watch news but becauz of u i enjoyed watching news every morning b 4 going to wrk,my condolencess to Vuyos family.

  107. Mbulelo Mgotyi says:

    I’m still grappling to accept that I will never ever see Bhut’ Vuyo Mbuli esspecially when I think of SHARP SHARP,EITA DA,MINTIRO YA BULA BULA.The man who had a very good heart for people,REST IN PEACE BHUT’ Vuyo Mbuli.

  108. Grace says:

    Vuyo mbuli u leaved us in a shock that we cnt believe.morning live will never be the same without left us without thnking dat you will.we will miss you day n night.may your soul rest in peace

  109. Grace says:

    You are gone but your spirit is stil on dis world.that smile u used 2 smile we wil never see it,that jokes u used 2 do we wil never hear them again,that chair u used to seat on it we will never see you seating on it, again,that cup u used 2 drink a coffee we wil not see you holding it again,god has taken what belongs to him n he leave us in shock that we can’t have gone for good n there is no more vuyo mbuli again even if they name any of ur relative bt dat person wil never be like you n dat person will never close that gape.MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE.WE LOVE YOU BROTHER

  110. w.manengela says:

    may his soul rest in peace

  111. disqus_LtvN4zTtxT says:

    I still cant get to terms that Vuyo is gone.And i was just a normal person watching his TV show.Hes gone people leave the negativity rumours youll are spreading.Youll always be missed.

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