January 31 2015 – ZIM’s Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere has died in a tragic accident on the N3 North near the Marlboro offramp this morning according to reports.
The SABC tweeted that he died in an accident in the early hours of Saturday morning, reports TimesLive
Mhere , joined the Top Billing team in 2010 after winning the presenter search.
Eight people died in the crash on the N3 North near the Marlboro offramp, ANN7 reported. Some victims have been airlifted from the scene.
Meanwhile Sapa reports that the Inkatha Freedom Party said it was saddened by the death of television presenter Simbarashe “Simba” Mhere who died in a car accident in Johannesburg on Saturday.
“Mhere was a talented young presenter who won the hearts of all those who watched him on Top Billing and other shows. His passing will leave a void in the SABC that will be difficult to fill,” said chairman Blessed Gwala in a statement.
“He was a charismatic personality who was a true professional in the broadcasting industry.”
Boitumelo Thulo: May your amazing soul rest in beautiful peace. Till we meet again on the other side, have a safe journey back home. Love you. #RIPSimba
Sindisiwe Zungu aka dj_cndo: Sad day in SA RIP Bojo Mujo and Simba . Our deepest condolences to their loved ones.
Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune: My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this inspiration of a man. May his soul rest in peace. #RIP
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula: R.I.P simba, we watched you inspire a generation. The paths you’ve crossed will forever be a reminder to us all of your greatness. Deepest condolences to your family, to the people you worked with at SABC and to all those who followed your work. You lived, you loved and we thank the almighty for blessing us with your presence. #RIP.
Meanwhile Â SA DJ, singer and producer passed away in the early hours of this morning.
Details of his passing were unclear at the time of going to press but many Zimbabweans and South Africans Â knew him for his song Thando Lwam (Marry Me), which became a very popular wedding song.