With great sorrow, we wanted to inform the saddening death of Luzuko Koti. He had played many roles in the media industry of South Africa. People know him for being the general manager of channel Africa. The information of his death was confirmed by his family members through writing on social media. The cause of his sudden demise was claimed to be a short illness. We will come to that later in this blog. so make sure you continue your reading. 

Who was Luzuko Koti?

Luzuko Koti was a well-known Business Manager in Channel Africa and former Manager at SABC’s international radio station. He had a long time of experience as a media practitioner. Luzuko spent more than 17 years in senior management.

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Tata KaMihla Jantjies said remembering the old moments “Sad news indeed. Luzuko Koti is no more. I lived with him at the old Crillion Hotel in Grahamstown while studying and as we started our careers in Journalism. His first visit to Graaff-Reinet was on my invitation, on the launch of Radio Graaff-Reinet. He and Luvuyo (May he continue to RIP), did the very first broadcast and the initial training of our broadcasters.”

Later he played the role of Communications chief director at the Department of Provincial. In addition to this Koti was well remembered as Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesperson. Talking about his personal life, he was a married man with a beautiful wife and two kids. Sources confirmed he was 47 years old at the time of his sudden demise. 

Luzuko Koti Death 

The heartbreaking news of Luzuko Koti Death left the family members in great shock. No one has ever thought that he will leave them all this sudden. Although exactly what happened to him remains undisclosed. But there are some leads confirming the death due to short illness. Koti’s dedication and hard work can be seen through easily. He achieved so much in a short span and made his own identity.  No doubt Luzuko Koti Death is an irreparable loss.

Rivonia Circle wrote on Twitter “Our hearts are broken. It is with great sadness that #RivoniaCircle confirms the passing of one of our founders, @Luzukokoti. Luzuko was a brother, compatriot, and leader who devoted his life to creating a better South Africa. Below is a statement from Luzuko’s family.”

As of now, family members have not shared any obituary details in the public domain. 

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Our team extends deepest condolences to the family members for the great loss. Following the news of his death, many share mourning and RIP messages. Some are his colleagues and some are friends all are now remembering and sharing beautiful moments spent together. Tebogo Ditshego Reacted to the death news I’m saddened to learn about the tragic passing of the kind-hearted Luzuko Koti who had a generous spirit & opened doors for many.


My prayers go out to his children & mother who have lost a father, son & a pillar of strength. My sincerest condolences to his loved ones.”

Another said “Rest in power #Luzuko. A powerful quote that defined your short time on earth. “It is never enough to just state the problem. Taking action to change the path of your country is the highest level of patriotism.”

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