Veteran boxing promoter and businessman, Mzimasi “Mzi”Mnguni, will be buried in East London on Saturday. Mnguni died in an East London hospital last Saturday after a long illness. He was 73.

Messages of condolences have been pouring in for legendary boxing promoter Mzimasi Mnguni

President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded Mnguni a Special Official Funeral.

Mnguni produced ten world champions and 14 South African boxing champions. His champions include Vuyani “the beast” Bungu, Welcome Ncita and Masibulele “hawk” Makepula.

He was also honoured with the Steve Tshwete Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for his outstanding work. His death is widely regarded as huge loss to boxing.

Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa and Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane are expected to speak at the funeral.

Tributes pour in for late Mzimasi Mnguni: