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RIP: Another SA celebrity has passed away

In a solemn and heartfelt statement issued today, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) extended its deepest condolences to the grieving family of Phalaphala FM’s news presenter, Rofhiwa Rampfumedzi, whose untimely passing occurred on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Rofhiwa, renowned for his vibrant on-air presence and significant contributions, was admitted to the hospital after a brief illness.

Tragically, he succumbed to the ailment on the same day, a confirmation provided by medical professionals. The sudden loss of this beloved figure has sent shockwaves through his family, friends, dedicated supporters, and colleagues.

Within the realm of Phalaphala FM, Rofhiwa held the esteemed role of a music compiler and was the familiar voice behind the popular sports show “Zwa Mitambo,” broadcasted from Monday to Friday at 19h00 – 20h00 pm.

His engaging personality and insightful commentary were integral to the show’s success, earning him a dedicated and appreciative fan base.

Social media has transformed into a poignant platform for the collective expression of grief and condolences.

James, in an expression of sorrow, conveyed, “This is heart-breaking. Rest easy Rofhi.” Similarly, Raganya shared sentiments of disbelief, writing, “I still can’t believe it!”

The premature departure of Rofhiwa Rampfumedzi has not only left a void within the broadcasting community but has also touched the hearts of those who admired and respected his work.

The legacy of his invaluable contributions to Phalaphala FM will undoubtedly linger in the memories of listeners and resonate within the hearts of his colleagues, marking a somber moment in the annals of South African broadcasting.

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