Vuyo Mbuli’s cause of death revealed

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Early reports that SABC TV and radio presenter Vuyo Mbuli died of a heart attack were untrue. Mbuli had two large clots which resulted in pulmonary embolism.

Johannesburg -

SABC radio and television presenter Vuyo Mbuli died of a pulmonary embolism, the broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

It reported that this was the outcome of a post mortem conducted on Monday.

Previous reports that Mbuli suffered a heart attack were untrue, family spokeswoman Rowena Baird told the SABC.

“His blood had clotted and he had two relatively large clots,” she told the broadcaster.

“The clots tend to move around the body, and they moved to his chest, hence he complained of chest pains.”

Mbuli, 46, collapsed while watching the Cheetahs' 27-13 Vodacom Super Rugby win over the Reds at the Free State Stadium on Saturday night.

He was treated on the scene before being taken to the Mediclinic hospital in Bloemfontein, where he died. - Sapa


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