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Known as one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxing icons from the Eastern Cape, the boxing industry is saddened by the news of his death of Mzimasi Mnguni at an East London hospital.

Mzimasi Mnguni passed at age 72 after battling with his health following a heart attack in 2014. He has been using a wheel chair and had been in and out of hospital until his passing on Saturday early morning.
Bra Mzi, as he was fondly known by many, passed on the day of his sisters burial.

Bra Mzi made made boxing history when he produced world champions namely Welcome Ncita, Vuyani Bungu, Mbulelo Botile, Zolani Petelo, Masibulele Hawk Makepula, Lindi Memani, Zolani Marali, Mhikiza Myekeni.

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