Scelo Mbokazi Funeral, Scelo Mbokazi Cause Of Death
Late South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) UKhozi FM news reader, Scelo Mbokazi, died last week after a long illness. He is described as a selfless, caring person and one of the most dedicated employees, Scelo Mbokazi Funeral.
Scores, including his colleagues, attended his funeral service held at his rural village of eMacambini in Mandeni, on the Kwa-Zulu-Natal (KZN) North coast.
Watch: Ukhozi’s news anchor Scelo Mbokazi laid to rest
Well deserved send-off
It was a well-deserved send-off for a person described by many as a caring person who not only put his job first but also touched the lives of many people.
He began his career at the SABC’s Ligwalagwala FM before working for SABC in KZN, where he became a household name by presenting news and cracking jokes.
The Mbokazi family says his passing has left a huge void in the family. His son, Menzi, described his father as one who, despite his demanding work, made time to spend with his family.
He adds, “I thought I knew my father, but today I am surprised with the large number of people attending his funeral service. We are also thankful for the support the SABC management and his colleagues show. From the time of his death, his colleagues have been with us. They told the family the SABC would never be the same after my father’s passing. My father was a person who loved his family. He was always cracked jokes at work.”
Mbokazi’s neighbors described his death as a great loss to the entire community of Mandeni.
His past and present colleagues said Mbokazi understood isiZulu well and mentored most upcoming news readers. The SABC News management in KwaZulu-Natal Thembeka Simelane and Jabulani Mjya Sibisi described Mbokazi as one of the most dedicated and committed employees.
KZN regional news editor Busani Mthembu said Mbokazi was the true face of the SABC because of his love for the people and his job.
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“Scelo was a unifying force in the newsroom. He forged unity. He taught us to respect one another as colleagues. He was one humble soul. He taught us that everyone who was a SABC employee was important in an equal way.” says Mthembu.
Mbokazi leaves behind his wife, father, three children, and three grandchildren.
Scelo Mbokazi Cause Of Death
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Mbokazi’s cause of death is yet unknown, and his family is yet to issue a statement.
The South African will add more information as soon as it becomes available.