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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Lala ngoxolo Jola uyidlalile indima yakho 👊👊👊 pic.twitter.com/OgSi9XNsMj— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) February 13, 2021
The great legendary Mzimasi Mnguni receiving @BoxingSA lifetime achievement award in Port Elizabeth. Have been sick for a long time. He wrote his own name into the history books during a glittering boxing career.— Menzi Kulati (@menzikulati) February 13, 2021
[Image: Nick Lourens/ SowetanLIVE] #RIPMzimasiMnguni
💔💔💔 LEGEND. He took us to the world and put #MDANTSANE on the world map. He made us believe long before we knew we could. May his soul rest in peace #RIPMziMnguni 🥊 #MdantsanesFinest https://t.co/1YwqbyEmZO— ATHI GELEBA 🇿🇦 (@AthiGeleba) February 13, 2021