The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is shocked at the news of the passing of one of the sports presenters of radio station Umhlobo Wenene FM.
Loyiso ‘Lloyd’ Sitsheke died in Johannesburg. He was 54.
Lala ngoxolo Loyiso "Bra Lloyd" Sitsheke pic.twitter.com/gX6V6goXH3
— #LockdownNoMhlobo (@UWFM88_106FM) April 29, 2020
Sitsheke had been with the SABC for more than 10 years, working as a sports presenter and producer at TV News.
He was born at Qumbu in the Eastern Cape and worked at UCR-FM in Mthatha as a presenter before joining the SABC.
Provincial General Manager, Phumzile Mnci says the public broadcaster has lost a great presenter.
“As the SABC and Umhlobo Wenene FM, we’re shocked by the passing of our colleague, Lloyd Sitsheke. We’ll remember him for his brilliant presentation of our sport program, listened to by millions. We’d like to send condolences to family, friends and all listeners of Umhlobo Wenene. We’ve lost a giant of our radio station.”
People have taken to social media to send their condolences.
I am saddened by the passing on of our Xhosa Radio station Umhlobo Wenene presenter Loyiso Sitsheke,i wanna send my heartfelt condolences to his family,collegues,relatives,friends&his fans,he will always remain in our hearts,Rest in Peace Loyiso
— caiphus Mashia (@caiphus_mashia) April 29, 2020
Death you are not ashamed
May your soul ? rest in peace
Umhlobo wenene won't be the same again.
Rest in peace ? Zulu kantombela… pic.twitter.com/1CZo52LTcG
— martin matha (@SabuSiyabulela) April 29, 2020
Listening to umhlobo wenene presenters crying on air is so sad , death be not proud , RIP Zulu kaNtombela, ibuhlungu le into @UmhloboWeneneFM ??????
— Ayakhanya Khoselihle (@Tobisani1) April 29, 2020