Bodybuilder’s death mourned

2017-04-21 06:00
 Photo: suppliedVusumuzi ‘Bulldozer’ Njisane.

Photo: suppliedVusumuzi ‘Bulldozer’ Njisane.

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SIPHELELE NKETO

Siphelele@media24.com

 

MESSAGES of condolences are pouring in after the death of Kokstad bodybuilder, Vusumuzi “Bulldozer” Njisane.
Njisane died on Monday in the Kokstad­ Hospital just after turning 32. He had been sick since 2015.

His brother Andile said he is devastated by the death of his brother.
“He was an inspiration to the family and to young people of Kokstad,” said Andile.

Njisane started his career in 2005 and competed in the 60kg category at the Asian Championship. In 2011 he came first in a South African bodybuilding competition in Port Elizabeth and was the first black man to do so.
In 2012 he participated in the Arnold­ Amateur Classic in the super heavyweight category in Europe.

“He attended many fitness training sessions in Johannesburg and coached bodybuilders. His health problem prevented him from participating in other competitions,” said Andile.

President of the Harry Gwala District Sport Confederation, John Motsa described Njisane’s death as a surprise. “I prayed for him to recover so he could continue with his career. We have lost a star who represented Kokstad in many competitions.”

Willie Mgcina, head of communications at the Umzimkhulu Municipality, wrote on social media that Njisane was a humble man capable of developing young people in Kokstad.

His friend, also a bodybuilder in Kokstad, Javas Mngqithi, said he has lost a motivator and a friend.
He said he met Njisane in 2010 and they participated in many bodybuilding competitions.
“He inspired me to participate in many competitions and I won because of his coaching skills. May he rest in peace.”

His funeral service will be held in Kokstad on April 22.

 

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