Mthobeli KCi August Death, Former South African Radio Broadcaster Died Unexpectedly

Last Updated on December 30, 2023, 7:29 am

South Africa: Former Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter Mthobeli KCi August passed away

Mthobeli KCi August Dead
Mthobeli KCi August (Image via Facebook)

Mthobeli KCi August, a popular South African radio host, passed away unexpectedly. He was a former Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter. He was 47 years old at the time of his tragic demise.

What happened to Mthobeli KCi August?

Mthobeli KCi August passed away unexpectedly at the age of 47; according to the reports, he was found unresponsive at his home and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Unconfirmed reports say he died of suicide following a battle with mental health and depression.

A family spokesperson, Melumuzi Mhlawuli, announced the sad news of his passing on social media. The statement read, “It is with great sadness that the August family announces the passing of their son Mthobeli KCi August”, he said. “Mthobeli was found unconscious at his home in Johannesburg on Friday, 29 December 2023.”

“Mthobeli was a decorated radio presenter who enthralled audiences across South Africa with his unique style of presenting,” the statement read.

Melumuzi declined to provide further details and expressed the family’s desire for privacy during this incredibly challenging time. “We ask for privacy during this time of mourning. The funeral details will be shared in due course,” he said.

Who was Mthobeli KCi August?

Mthobeli KCi August was a South African radio host who garnered widespread recognition and popularity with his hilarious hosting style. He hosted Umhlobo Wenene’s afternoon show. He became a fan favorite with his relatable content and friendly and amusing presenting style.

However, in his otherwise decorated career, he also faced controversies. He was suspended a few times and accused the station of failing to pay him on time twice. He quit the entertainment industry and chose to live a quiet life out of the limelight.

Sadly, his life of apparent peace and quiet was plagued with inner battles he had to fight in silence. He faced challenges related to his mental health and depression, which ultimately claimed his life. Depression is a dangerous disease. If left untreated, it can become severe and could lead to suicide.

Early detection, treatment, medication, and therapy can prevent extreme measures. If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health, please seek professional help. Counseling and social support can save lives.


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