Umhlobo Wenene DJ Saba Mbixane has died today!
The Umhlobo Wenene presenter who was hosting the popular show Lavuthibhayi has passed on, after succumbing to injuries that he sustained on a motorbike accident earlier this month, as several publications have reported.
He was in a coma following his accident, and he died earlier this morning at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha.
At 54, Mbixane was to celebrate more than 30 years in radio, and he had won several awards for his work in the industry.
As news of his death spreads, tributes have started pouring in for him.
Our deepest condolences go to his friends and family.
RIP Saba Mbixane!
And there goes my beloved friend and colleague Saba Mbixane
— putco mafani (@PutcoMafani) February 26, 2015
As SATMA Awards we are very disturb about the latest news regarding SABA Zaw Zaw Mbixane , Who has passed on this… http://t.co/O2iXLVfvCD
— SATMA Awards (@SATMAAwards2013) February 26, 2015
Dj Saba Mbixane we are poorer without you ,what a loss to the lovers of mbaqanga, maskandi music.Our condolences to his family and friends.
— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) February 26, 2015
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