Social media continues to be abuzz with tributes to the late media personality, Kuli Roberts, who passed away on Wednesday night.
The 49-year-old has worked on media platforms including TV, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Actress Bonnie Mbuli tweeted: “RIP to one of the most fearless, effervescent, fiery and real queens in the industry” and comedian Marc Lottering wrote: “Rest Fabulously, Crazy Girl. wow. I never thought I would post this. Farewell Kuli Roberts.
Her friend, Penny Lebyane says they were together not too long ago where they talked about Roberts’ unreleased podcast.
Lebyane says, “I have so much to say and I’m really saddened. I know how excited you were about the new project. I was looking forward to it. We talked about it last year and I said they just have to call, I’m ready. I am so sorry for your family, especially your children, your sister, your cousin and the rest of the family.
Her frank and fiery attitude was a flame that guided the light. Never trying to burn everything, but to bring warmth. An entertainment icon who was on the periphery of what the industry deemed too safe.#ripkuliroberts #kuliroberts pic.twitter.com/1uJAyqkvTq
— David Tshabalala (@SlayingGoliath) February 10, 2022
RIP Kuli Roberts. You were the funniest, craziest, most caring person. Condolences to your family. pic.twitter.com/t2eLoJo0Cj
— Edits by Dumi Gwebu (@dumigwebu) February 11, 2022
This is the last time I could thank @KuliRoberts for always defending my interests and those of other women who make their mark. Thank you @PabiMoloi for this amazing intro. Proud to have passed the baton to young talents #DIVAS like you. What a pity that Kuli left too soon.😪 pic.twitter.com/Orr09z6bsL
— Felicia Mabuza-Suttle (@Feliciamabuza) February 10, 2022
The South African National Publishers Forum (Sanef) joined in a chorus of condolences, paying tribute to Roberts.
Sanef Executive Director Reggie Moalusi said: “The South African National Publishers Forum is saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Kuli Roberts. She was a fellow force, especially when it came to entertainment journalism. We would like to send our condolences to the Mboyi and Roberts families. The entertainment fraternity is poor without Kuli. She will be missed with her character. That his soul rests in peace.”
Kaya FM General Manager Greg Maloka discusses his work with Roberts:
Additional reporting by Pearl Magubane.