Cape Town - Popular SABC sports analyst and anchor David Kekana passed away at a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday.
He was 47.
Kekana's family confirmed in a statement on Monday that the veteran journalist passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle with diabetes.
He had worked at the SABC for 18 years and was best known as a local soccer analyst.
Tributes poured in on social media following Kekana's death.
the South African Government's official account tweeted.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa also tweeted: