Thulani Thuswa: Mzansi mourns death of sports PR maestro
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.
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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:
Just yesterday and today Thulani is No More 🕊️ RIP bro— 🕵️Lϋngah 🍥 (@lunga_ngwane) June 6, 2021
Will never forget how Thulani Thuswa pushed that one on one interview for me with Pitso at the Nike Centre in Soweto in 2016.— Fahraaz Patel (@FAROPATEL) June 6, 2021
One of my favourite media managers to work with.
RIP big man.
I’m broken by THULANI THUSWA’s passing.— Eskhaleni Yanos Vol 1 (@djcleo1) June 6, 2021
R.I.P bro 💔
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