Safa president, Jordaan, pays tribute to the late Mvuzo Mbebe

2015-10-22 06:00

Mvuzo Mbebe has died.

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SAFA president Danny Jordaan has hailed Mvuzo Mbebe’s contribution to sports in this country, saying he fought against racial segregation and until his death.

Mbebe, former 2013 African Cup of Nations and African Nations Championship Local Organising Committee CEO and SABC executive died on Monday night at 52.

He died at ARWYP Private Hospital in Kempton Park after losing the battle against colon cancer.

Mbebe, who was also the African Zone 6 Council of Sport secretary-general, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and had been undergoing continuous treatment.

He was admitted to the ARWYP Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on 8 October.

He is survived by his wife Nomalungelo (Noma) and two children – son Ntsika and daughter Avuziwe aged 18 and 11 year respectively. He also leaves behind his mother Thenjiwe Ngqula, brother Andile and sister Mona Lisa.

“Mvuzo’s contribution to sports in this country is well-documented. He fought against racial segregation and, until his death, strived for sporting excellence. May his soul rest in peace,” said Jordaan

Mbebe will be buried at his home in UMzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal, on a date to be announced.

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