SOS Mourns the Passing of Vuyo Mbuli

Published On May 20, 2013 | By SOS Coordinator | Media / Press Release, News


The SOS Coalition is deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of radio and television journalist and presenter, Vuyo Mbuli. His death is, no doubt, a loss to not only his family and friends to whom we wish to express our most heartfelt condolences, but also to the South African media and creative industries.

Mbuli’s work was a shining example of commitment and service to citizen-oriented journalism and public broadcasting, always living up to those core public broadcasting values: to educate, to entertain and to inform. He left an indelible mark on the lives of those he touched in both his life and through his work, and will forever be remembered for it.

May he rest in peace and may his legacy of broadcasting excellence continue to innovative, citizen-oriented public broadcasting in South Africa.

The SOS Coalition represents a broad spectrum of civil society stakeholders committed to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public-interest programming aligned to the goals of the SA Constitution. The Coalition includes a number of trade union federations including COSATU and FEDUSA, a number of independent unions including BEMAWU and MWASA; independent film and TV production sector organisations including the South African Screen Federation (SASFED); a host of NGOs and CBOs including the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), and a number of academics and freedom of expression activists.

For more information contact:

Carol Mohlala
(074) 690 1023


Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi
(076) 084-8077

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About The Author

Duduetsang is an avid digital media lover and lifelong scholar who is fascinated by the dynamic media space. Duduetsang had her formal training in television journalism at the University currently known as Rhodes, and has various experiences in broadcast media production and corporate communications. She completed her MBA in Media Management at Cardiff University. Her activist discontents include socio-economic and gender based inequality and sexual violence while her intellectual interests lie in media strategy, policy and development in the convergent, digital era, especially in the African context. She joined SOS as a Project Coordinator and recently took over as the National Coordinator.

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