Cape Town – Radio host Baxolise Matyila, affectionately known as “Buck,” has died.
According to SABC News, the radio personality died following a short illness.
His last tweet was on 13 December, stating that he had been “in hospital for about a week” and that he was unhappy with the level of service he had received.
I’ve been in hospital for about a week now. The way the practitioners here fail to amaze me everyday ngobu incompetent kwa public is actually awe inspiring
— Buck Matyila (@Buck_Matyila) December 13, 2019
Matyila did not reveal the name of the hospital or the exact reason for being admitted.
“Buck” worked as a broadcaster for more than 11 years. During this time, he hosted several primetime shows at the station which included a specialty hip hop show, the breakfast show and the afternoon drive show.
In a statement to the press, the SABC expressed “its heartfelt condolences”, saying: “He embodied the image and sound of the station and his passing is a loss to the SABC and the broadcasting community at large. He was also an energetic local influencer with a great passion for broadcasting and has left an indelible mark on South African radio with his unique connection to his listeners.”
According to the press statement, a memorial service will take place on Thursday, and the broascaster will be laid to rest on Saturday.
No further information has been released.