South African radio has been dealt a crushing blow with the sudden passing of seasoned broadcaster, Mthobeli ‘KCI’ August. This tragic news has left listeners across the country in deep shock and mourning. This article is dedicated to honouring his life, career, and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his death.
Who was Mthobeli August?
Mthobeli ‘KCI’ August was a highly respected figure in South African radio. Known for his charismatic personality and unique broadcasting style, he made a lasting impact on his listeners, colleagues, and the broader radio community.
Mthobeli August Career: The Voice of Umhlobo Wenene FM
KCI had a distinguished career at Umhlobo Wenene FM, where he served as the host of the popular Drive Time radio show. His magnetic presence and ability to connect with his audience made him one of the most beloved figures on the station. His passion for radio broadcasting shone through his work, leaving a lasting legacy that will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.
What Happened to Mthobeli August: A Tragic Discovery
On December 29, 2023, Mthobeli ‘KCI’ August was found unconscious in his home in Johannesburg. The local law enforcement agencies were immediately alerted, and he was promptly rushed to the hospital. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
Sizwe DlomoHe will forever be remembered of his pranks and stories on radio . Kci Mthobeli August wayengenantanga during his era on radio .May his soul rest in power
How Did Mthobeli August Die: An Apparent Suicide
According to reports, Mthobeli’s death was an apparent suicide, following a prolonged battle with depression. This tragic event underscores the severity of mental health issues and the urgent need for accessible mental health care and awareness.
Mthobeli August Obituary
In memory of Mthobeli ‘KCI’ August, we reflect on his life and his remarkable contributions to South African radio. His unique voice, engaging personality, and dedication to his craft made him a cherished figure in the broadcasting industry.
Edward MagidelaFormer Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter Mthobeli “KC” August has passed away. He was 47.The news of his death was announced by a family spokesperson Melumuzi Mhlawuli. “It is with great sadness that the August family announces the passing of their son Mthobeli KCi August,” he said.Mhlawuli said the Adelaide-born presenter was discovered unconscious in his Johannesburg home on Friday, 29 December 2023. May his Soul Rest in Peace
As we mourn his tragic passing, we also remember his passion for radio, his commitment to his work, and the joy he brought to countless listeners. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans. His spirit will continue to live on through the enduring legacy he left behind.
Rest in peace, Mthobeli ‘KCI’ August. Your voice will continue to resonate in the hearts of all those you touched.