Kokstad bodybuilder buried

2017-04-28 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketoAt the service were bodybuilders (from left) Rowen Nkusu, Bongani Maxhwele and Andile Mazantsi.

Photo: siphelele nketoAt the service were bodybuilders (from left) Rowen Nkusu, Bongani Maxhwele and Andile Mazantsi.

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MANY people — family and friends — paid their last respect at a service to bodybuilder Vusumzi “Bulldozer” Njisane (32) in Kokstad Town Hall last Saturday.

Bodybuilders Rowen Nkusu, Bongani Maxhwele and Andile Mazantsi also attended the service.
Njisane died on April 10, after falling ill in 2015. He died in a Kokstad hospital on his birthday.

Xolani Mbotya, the chairperson of Body Building South Africa in OR Tambo region said Njisane attended many competitions in OR Tambo and was an inspiration to many bodybuilders.

“We lost a committed man who represented Kokstad in many competitions.”

In 2005 Njisane competed in the 60 kg category in 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.

His brother Dickson, also a bodybuilder, described Vusumzi as a humble man and a motivator to the family.

“Jisane was obsessed with bodybuilding. At first, he joined fitness training to make his body beautiful to attract girls, but later he attended fitness training in order to succeed in bodybuilding. I am proud of him.”


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