Radio Sportscaster Sithembiso Sthera Ngqezana has died, his employers Umhlobo Wenene FM has confirmed.
Ngqezana, who was affectionately known as "Bra Sterra", was a multi-award winning radio sports presenter and had been lauded for his vast sports knowledge.
He joined the SABC in 2008. Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Station Manager, Phumzile Mnci says Ngqezana’s death is a huge blow.
"The people at the station, we are all so devastated upon receiving this news. We have lost a great man, what a man! A well-mannered man. It can to us as a shock because he was fit, an exercise fanatic."
"My sincerest condolences to his children, his entire family, his colleagues that loved him which he loved as well, to the listeners of this radio station who were his friends, my sincerest condolences."
He died in hospital in Port Elizabeth where he lived with his family.
Rest in Peace My big brother ? pic.twitter.com/BdjdMDjk5y— Mluleki Ntsabo® (@ntsabomluleki) November 14, 2020
Ngqezana – who wished for people to remember him for his humbleness and love for sport development – won the Boxing SA’s 2011 media personality of the year award in Durban.