It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Matome Maupi, the well-known SABC presenter from Polokwane, Limpopo. He passed away on Thursday, 13th April, 2023, leaving a large void in the media industry and his community. Matome was an accomplished journalist with a passion for storytelling and a remarkable ability to connect with his audience. In this article, we take a closer look at the life and legacy of Matome Maupi, his contributions to the media industry, and the impact he made on those around him. Keep reading more.
Who was Matome Maupi?
Matome Maupi was born and raised in Polokwane, Limpopo. He attended V.P. Manthata Senior Secondary School and Lehaiwa Senior Secondary School, where he honed his skills in journalism and media techniques. After completing high school, he went on to study at Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies, where he majored in Journalism and Media Techniques. It was here that he discovered his love for radio and began pursuing a career in broadcasting.
Matome’s natural talent soon caught the attention of the SABC, and he joined the Thobela FM team in Polokwane. He quickly established himself as a dynamic and engaging presenter, with a gift for connecting with his audience. His enthusiasm and passion for radio were contagious, and he quickly became a household name across Limpopo.
How did Matome Maupi die? What was the cause of his death?
Sadly, on Thursday 13th April, 2023, Matome Maupi passed away, leaving the entire Thobela FM family in shock and disbelief. Details of his death are yet to be disclosed, but his passing has left a staggering void in the Polokwane community and the media industry as a whole. His colleagues and friends remember him as a kind and generous person who loved his job and touched the lives of many.
Matome Maupi Obituary
Over the years, Matome Maupi’s contribution to the media industry in South Africa cannot be overemphasized. He was a respected journalist who strived for excellence in everything he did. He was also a role model to many young journalists who were inspired by his dedication and commitment to the profession.
The outpouring of tributes and condolences since Matome’s passing is a testament to the lasting impact he made on those around him. People from all walks of life have come forward to share their memories of Matome, and to express their sympathies to his family and loved ones. It is clear that he will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on through the positive impact he had on his community and the media industry.
Tributes pour to Matome Maupi death
The last time I communicated with Mr Matome Maupi was on the 16th February 2023. He told me that he was sick and wished him speedy recovery. I can confirm that Mr Matome Maupi joined our ancestors,he passed away yesterday. #RIP Tukza..😢
Rest in peace my brother….. I remember after producing for a long time he came to me and said naa wena monna mafenya oya neng moyeng lenna… I said aowa matome I am not ready for that maybe next year .. he then laughed and say gape monna rena Reno fihla lego gasha.. he said relax don’t worry Tommorow you are going live with me don’t panic and indeed I joined him… it’s sad day indeed REST IN PEACE Hlogo Ya Ditaba Maupi
Matome Maupi’s passing is a great loss to the media industry and his community. He was a respected journalist, presenter, and role model who touched the lives of many. Through his passion for storytelling and his engaging presence, Matome made a lasting impact on his audience and his colleagues. Although he may be gone, his legacy will live on through the people he inspired and the stories he shared. Let us remember him not only for his contributions to the media industry but also for the person he was, a kind and generous soul who made the world a better place. Rest in peace, Matome Maupi.