30 August 2017 – Praia, Cape Verde – Sports and Recreation SA Minister, Thulas Nxesi and SAFA President, Danny Jordaan have expressed shock following the sudden passing on of former SABC TV Sport presenter Mzimasi Mgebisa.
Mgebisa died on Tuesday morning sending shock waves within the sporting fraternity.
“This is sad news for the entire football fraternity. The passing of this talented presenter is indeed a major blow. The country still needs such talent because we have huge events coming up and all hands will be needed on deck to communicate and promote various football events. We are now currently in Cape Verde where Bafana is playing an all important FIFA Russia World Cup Qualifier match. The country needs people like Mgebisa to talk about theve events. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends,” stated Minister TW Nxesi.
SAFA President, Dr Jordaan said the passing away of Mgebisa was a sad day for football.
‘He was among the few remaining true football journalists who understood the football dynamics and culture. He was not only a football analyst but a passionate and committed football person.Today that voice is silenced and we are really gutted. We will miss Mzi’s voice. May his soul rest in peace,’ said Dr Jordaan.