- Mzansi has reacted to the news of the passing of veteran sports writer S'busiso Mseleku
- The former City Press sports editor died at the Midvaal Private Hospital after a short Covid-19-related illness
- Football writers and media personalities have shared their messages of condolences and tributes on social media
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South Africans are mourning the death of veteran football reporter S'busiso Mseleku. The former City Press sports editor reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday night, 17 August. Mseleku died in Midvaal Private Hospital in Vereeniging after a short Covid-19-related illness.
Before Mseleku, 59, became the sports editor, he previously worked for Sowetan and Drum magazine. He also worked briefly for Durban-based newspaper Ilanga LaseNatali before relocating to Johannesburg in the 80s.
The legendary sports writer left City Press last year to form his own company called Mseleku Sports. Football commentators, writers and media personalities have paid tribute to Mseleku.
Veteran radio and TV sports presenter Robert Marawa said:
"Growing up, I knew that every time I saw this face, I had to read whatever he had written... The trend carried on into adulthood and all the way up to his sad passing yesterday. Help us to relive and honour the straight shooting, award-winning journalist on #MSW tonight."
Veteran media personality Tim Modise wrote on Twitter:
"Sad news about the demise of the popular sports writer Sbu Mseleku. He loved football & it’s politics. Promoted the sport and country at every opportunity. My sympathies to his family & friends."
SABC Sports journalist Velile Mnyandu said the sports industry has lost a mentor. He tweeted:
"Our industry has lost a giant, a mentor, in legendary sports journalist Bra Sbu Mseleku. We will miss his forthrightness in the pressers. His insight on key matters in the game."
Sunday Times soccer writer Sazi Hadebe has also paid tribute to the veteran writer.
"May the legend RIP indeed. It's a sad, sad day for us football scribes."
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi has reacted to the latest episode of hit reality TV show Uyajola 9/9. The show's Sunday night episode was lit, as expected.
Jub Jub, the presenter of the show, and his crew helped a man bust his cheating girlfriend during the last episode. Sibusiso suspected his bae of cheating on him. The suspicion was confirmed when he caught her red-handed in bed with another man.
During the couple's argument, Jub Jub picked up a tub of Vaseline in the background and sniffed it several times before he applied some to his lips. That scene was the highlight of many social media users.
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