The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) would like to express its deepest and sincerest condolences to the family, SABC and the media fraternity for the untimely passing on of radio and television journalist/presenter Vuyo Mbuli.
The day is a sad one not only for his family and colleagues but for the country as a whole as Vuyo had become part of many families in South Africa as they shared their breakfasts with him through his SABC 2 Morning Live show and set the tempo for the day. He further enlightened many during his morning show on SAFM between 9am and midday weekdays.
His death is a loss for the media industry. He was an excellent interviewer who never imposed himself and intimidated his interviewees. However, he firmly and gently never allowed them to get away without answering his questions.
To the country, Vuyo was a true ambassador. He made us South Africans feel welcome in our country as he greeted us in all eleven African languages and even more. His presentations, peppered with South African lingo - Sharp! Sharp!, Heita Da, etc made many of us feel at home.
May his soul rest in peace? He will be sorely missed.