In a somber announcement today, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) extended its deepest condolences to the family of Phalaphala FM’s news presenter, Rofhiwa Rampfumedzi, who tragically passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024, following a brief illness.
Renowned for his vibrant on-air presence and significant contributions, Rofhiwa’s sudden departure has sent shockwaves through his family, friends, supporters, and colleagues. The beloved figure was admitted to the hospital due to illness and, tragically, succumbed on the same day, a confirmation provided by medical professionals.
Within the walls of Phalaphala FM, Rofhiwa held the esteemed role of a music compiler and was the familiar voice behind the popular sports show “Zwa Mitambo,” airing Monday to Friday from 19h00 to 20h00. His engaging personality and insightful commentary were integral to the show’s success, earning him a dedicated fan base.
The void left by Rofhiwa’s untimely departure has been keenly felt within the broadcasting community. Colleagues and fans alike have taken to social media to express their grief and share fond memories. James expressed, “This is heart-breaking. Rest easy Rofhi,” while Raganya shared sentiments of disbelief, writing, “I still can’t believe it!”
Social media, in this time of sorrow, has become a poignant platform for collective expressions of grief and condolences. The outpouring of love and support reflects the impact Rofhiwa had on those around him and the broader community.
The legacy of Rofhiwa Rampfumedzi’s invaluable contributions to Phalaphala FM will undoubtedly linger in the memories of listeners and resonate within the hearts of his colleagues. His sudden departure marks a somber moment in the annals of South African broadcasting.
As the news of Rofhiwa’s passing reverberates, the South African entertainment industry mourns the loss of a talented and beloved individual. Phalaphala FM, in particular, faces a challenging period of readjustment, grappling with the absence of a key figure whose presence enriched the airwaves and left an indelible mark.
In conclusion, Rofhiwa Rampfumedzi’s untimely departure has left an irreplaceable void, not only within the broadcasting community but also in the hearts of those who admired and respected his work. As the nation mourns the loss of yet another vibrant talent, Rofhiwa’s memory will endure through the echoes of his voice and the impact he had on South African radio.