Rest in Peace Vuyo Mbuli

It was with utter shock that we learned of Vuyo’s death on Saturday.  This life is indeed one which ended too soon.


Vuyo made his television debut in 1993 and for the past 9 years he has been gracing our screens as presenter of Morning Live.  His smile, the twinkle in his eyes, compassion for humanity and trademark “Sharp, Sharp!” will be dearly missed.  The one thing that stood out for me was his passion for his country.  He never went on air without a South African flag pinned to his collar.  When people spoke of their grand visits to other countries, it was shrugged of with better tales of the different places in South Africa to visit.  His passion and love for the country shone through when he started every news bulletin by greeting viewers in all 11 languages.  That is what I will miss.

This morning we expected the normal presenters of Morning Live to have taken the day off.  Instead they came out and paid loving tributes.  The show had to go on.

Vuyo was as much part of our mornings as breakfast and coffee.  Luke said it best:

“Mommy, my morning does not feel right.  I’ve started every morning of my entire life (he’s almost 11) watching that guy to the news”

Rest in Peace Vuyo, you served your country well.  You served humanity well.  Thank you for all you have done!

Author: nanuschka

I am a free spirit born in the Free State, 20 years to late. I am Ying and Yang. I am the girl next door who prefers daisies and peace rallies, but can just as easily rock at a rally. I love all things Latin and am sure that in my previous life (if that existed) I was Spanish. The dark side of me, however, tells me that I lived in Mother Russia. I am an over thinker par excellence , in constant search of answers to all things that makes us human. What we do and, more importantly, why we do it. I hope you enjoy my rambles and would love to hear from you. If you like it here, please come back, comment and share. If not, let me not waste another second of your time. All I ask is that you respect my space, be constructive and leave negativity at the door. There is enough of that in this world we live in and yes, in my head too sometimes. Not everything here will be liked or agreed with. Some of it will be downright rude, crazy and straight forward. Not everyone will like me and what goes on in my head, but this is my life and my space. Enjoy the ride

3 thoughts on “Rest in Peace Vuyo Mbuli”

  1. I didn’t watch that show often (mostly because we don’t have a TV), but what I remember most about him was how very upbeat he always appeared. I don’t think I ever saw him in a bad mood ever!

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