Today, Moja LOVE announced the passing of Executive Chairperson and founding members, Dr. Vuyo Mahlati. Dr. Vuyo served as a chairperson of president Cyril Ramaphosa’s land panel.
Moja LOVE expressed its grief in a statement.
“Dr Vuyo, as she was affectionately known in the Moja LOVE and Siyaya TV community was a core member and driver of the team that developed the concept and business plan for the Siyaya television business and eventually the Moja LOVE channel,” the statement read,
“She was the moral compass for the business that set out to speak to South Africa in a quite different voice and in the plurality of language and cultures that is our beautiful country. Dr Vuyo offered her brand of compassionate wisdom and guidance to the operational team on a regular basis. She was also a stern voice of reason and caution when the team would veer off course.”
They went on to say, her contribution, wisdom, passion, and spirit will be deeply missed by the Shareholders, Board of Directors, Management and Employees of Siyaya TV and Moja LOVE.
“Her seat at our table will remain empty but she will remain in our hearts forever. May her soul rest in peace. We wish to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Dr Vuyo, may they find comfort in the memory of her and celebrate a life of service, an abundance of spirit and an abiding passion for doing good. “
The family of Dr Vuyo asked that they be allowed the time and space to mourn the immediate loss of the anchor in their lives. They wish to acknowledge the outpouring of love and feel comforted by the many messages of sympathies and condolences. It means a great deal at this sad time.
Dr Vuyo will be laid to rest in a private ceremony attended only by family. The family will soon thereafter arrange a memorial service where as many people as may be accommodated under the COVID-19 regulations will be able to attend. These arrangements will be made known in due course.