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SABC confirms the passing of popular Thobela FM host

The SABC’s Limpopo-based radio station Thobela FM has confirmed the passing of its presenter Johanna Seboishi Seloga (JJ Menu). She was 39 years old at the time of her death on Monday.

The SABC said JJ Menu joined Thobela FM in 2007 and presented many shows, including Thoba Matswalo and Re mmogo. JJ was popular for the Sunday Show Lesang Bana and also produced the program Moremogolo.

Limpopo Combo business manager Madikana Matjila said: “We all are hurt by JJ’s passing and wish to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and all our listeners. We hurt also that millions of children and families have lost a servant, as JJ delivered with passion our children’s religions programming, as well as our all-time favourite Moremogolo where she served as a producer. We wish to thank all our listeners for sending us their messages of support in this difficult time.”

Tributes have been pouring in for the late kiddies’ show host.

“JJ was not only a mother to her biological children but was also a mother to the poor and the downtrodden. The listeners of @ThobelaFMYaka are shattered with the news of the passing of Johanna ‘JJ’ Menu, who had an unmatched commitment to the people of this station,” wrote one.

In other news – Actor Richard Roundtree dies at 81

Richard Roundtree, best known for his role as Detective John Shaft in the ‘70s action thriller “Shaft,” has died, reports say. He was 81.

Roundtree died Tuesday, the actor’s manager Patrick McMinn confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and other news outlets. He died following a battle with pancreatic cancer, THR said. Read More

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