Cape Town – A young man with potential and a bright future is how his loved ones and athletic brotherhood remember Vuyolwethu Mbukushe.
A 25-year-old provincial athlete from Lower Crossroads, Philippi East, was reported missing after his family was last seen on July 17th.
His body was identified on Friday.
According to his cousin Thabile Mbukushe, the family was informed on Friday that Mbukushe was killed on the R300 after the car collided with it. The details of the circumstances are still fine.
“Vuyolwethu stayed with his grandmother and he informed us that he did not return home. At first we thought he might be with his athletic friends, but when we followed them and his coach, no one knew where he was. So the Pink Ladies reported the case of the missing persons.
“We hoped he would be found soon, but months passed and we didn’t find him. Last week, Delft police told the family about a body that was waiting to be identified and that it could be him.
“The family representatives went to the cemetery on Friday and indeed it was him. He collided with a car on the R300 on July 24th. We’re not yet sure if he was jogging or what happened. He apparently had a deep scar on his head, ”Thabile said.
On Sunday, the provincial police wanted the complaint number or position to which the complaint was made in order to comment.
Western Provincial Athletics (WPA) President Jakes Jacobs said Mbukushe’s bypass was a big loss to the province because he represented it well.
“He was an aspiring athlete with a bright future ahead of him.
“Athletics in the Western Province wants to show its heartfelt condolences to the Mbukushe family on behalf of the entire athletics organization,” Jacobs said.
The Atlantic Athletic Club said: “Vuyolwethu was the AAC Athlete of the Year in 2019 and had set the racetrack on fire at the local and provincial level for several years.
“He is remembered for his kindness, determination and gentle nature. Our thoughts and prayers go to his friends, his family, and everyone who knew him. Rest on Vuyoa and all your runs can be gentle hills with the wind on your back. “
Anyone who wants to help the family can contact Thabile on 081 808 5055.