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Thulani Thuswa: Mzansi mourns death of sports PR maestro

Andile Sicetsha - 06.06.2021

Tributes to renowned sports PR maestro Thulani Thuswa have been pouring in since news of his passing surfaced on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, Many South Africans woke up to the heartbreaking news that Thulani Thuswa, a prominent figure in the public relations (PR) industry, had passed away.

Thulani Thuswa dies: What’s the cause of death?

News of Thuswa’s untimely passing was first shared on social media by businesswoman and rapstress Boity Thulo, who, in a tweet, confirmed that Thuswa had transitioned.

At this time, Thuswa’s family has not released a statement with more details on how he met his death. This, we believe, will be unveiled soon.

Social media reacts to Thuswa passing

Since the news of Thuswa’s passing surfaced on social media, many who knew him personally took to their timelines to share their tributes. Here are a few messages we picked out from social media:

Factsheet on Thulani Thuswa

We have collected some information on who Thuswa was. Here’s what we know:

  • He served as Communications Manager at Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Most of his professional PR career was spent managing soccer players
  • He had deep connections in the world of sport and regularly rubbed shoulders with the likes of Al Ahly manager Pitso Mosimane and former Zambian footballer Kalusha Bwalya
  • He is survived by a 10-year-old daughter