Savita Mbuli, the widow of late TV personality Vuyo Mbuli has honored his memory with a traditional ceremony attended by friends and family.
Held at the home Savita and Vuyo shared together, the Ukubuyisa ceremony reportedly lasted an entire weekend with family and friends trooping in to be with the bereaved. Savita’s close friends including David Tlale and Basetsana Khumalo were among those who graced the ceremony.
Savita’s close friends including David Tlale and Basetsana Khumalo were among those who graced the ceremony.
The guests were very proud of what they saw at the ceremony and applauded Savita for teaching her children good cultural values as well as keeping her husband’s memory alive. The couple share two children together Sithenkosi and Siphesihle.
“She is teaching her children well and this ceremony is to bid her last goodbye to the love of her life in a traditional Xhosa ritual,” a guest said.
Born in 1967, Vuyo Mbuli was a popular television and radio presenter with a personality to reckon with. He shot to fame and popularity when he took up an anchoring job on SABC3.
He was signed as one of the Morning Live’s founding anchors. His charming personality and great input in the show bagged him a lot of accolades.
In 1995, Vuyo started his career with SAFM as radio anchor. Till his sudden death on May 18, 2013, he continued playing an important role in the South African media world.
Vuyo Mbuli died after suffering from a pulmonary embolism. Death came knocking when he suddenly collapsed while watching a Super Rugby match between Titans, Reds and Cheetahs. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed eventually.
Though there are many facts about him which are not quite known, one thing is certain; South Africa lost a rare gem when Vuyo died.