The death of sports analyst and former Sunday Times journalist David Kekana has shaken Mzansi, and many have paid their last respects with touching tributes on Twitter.

Kekana died on Sunday after a long illness.

Those who worked alongside him at the public broadcaster described him as a legend and thanked him for his contribution to sport. According to SABC's Morning Live, 47-year old Kekana died on Sunday afternoon after succumbing to chronic diabetes. He passed away at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.  Minister of sport, arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa conveyed condolences to Kekana's family.

 

Here is a glimpse of more reactions:

Min. Nathi Mthethwa

@NathiMthethwaSA

Today we woke up to devastating news of the passing of veteran football Analyst, David Kekana. His contribution to football analysis spans close to 2 decades & his commitment to sports development will be sorely missed. We send our sympathies to his loved ones #RIPDavidKekana

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Sibonelo Fitness Coach

@Gatsheni_Siboh

#RIPDavidKekana he’s laughter was his signature 😭😭😭😭 How he’d laugh so hard on Shampoos Joke with BBK😓 Lala uphumule qhawe, siyabonga ngempilo yakho 😒😒

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Beloved

@BridgetMasinga

We will forever have the memories. Farewell my friend #RIPDavidKekana 🌹

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Thabiso TT Tema

@ThabisoTema

A smile that lit up the room!Passionate, loving, generous to a fault...larger than life character. You lived your life to the fullest. Go well bra yaka, robala Letebele!We pray strength for your family during this difficult time #RIPDavidKekana

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Lelo MZACA🎙

@LeloMzaca

Learning of your passing is a big shock to me. It's also a monumental loss for us who knew you and work side by side with you. I'll personally be forever indebted to you, Daiza! You know just how much you've done for me. #RIPDavidKekana

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South African Government

@GovernmentZA

We send our condolences the family and friends of Mzansi’s veteran sports analyst and soccer fanatic David Kekana. Kekane worked at the SABC for 18 years. His contribution to the sporting fraternity will be missed. #RIPDavidKekana

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David O'Sullivan

@davidosullie

 

I'm shocked and saddened to hear of the death of former colleague David Kekana. I worked with David for years on SABC Sport, where he was a wonderful analyst.. He would joke we were twins - both named David, both born on 2 November and both married to white women. #RIPDavidKekana

 

RIP David Kekana from all of us here @SAPositivenews
#SAPNSport
By: Bradley Brizzy

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