David Kekana Biography
David Kekana was a South African sports analyst and anchor. Before his 18-year stint at South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which started in 2001, Kekana started out as a Sunday Times reporter in 1999. His unrelenting love for the game pushed him away from print media, and after a short dabble with Primedia and MNet, he became a staple for South African football analysis.
Today we woke up to devastating news of the passing of veteran football Analyst, David Kekana. His contribution to football analysis spans close to 2 decades & his commitment to sports development will be sorely missed. We send our sympathies to his loved ones #RIPDavidKekana pic.twitter.com/DTeCsfCeMY
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 26, 2019
Shortly before his passing, Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, had recruited him to lead the province’s Premier Social Cohesion Games, a program that uses sports activities to build unity in communities.
David Kekana Age
We send our condolences the family and friends of Mzansi’s veteran sports analyst and soccer fanatic David Kekana. Kekane worked at the SABC for 18 years. His contribution to the sporting fraternity will be missed. #RIPDavidKekana pic.twitter.com/OIg2vXP0aH
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) August 26, 2019
He was 47 years old.
David Kekana Wife
Bhala Mapensela!! https://t.co/GlCh2A4sIl
— Reggie Ndlovu (@mapensela11) August 26, 2019
David Kekana’s enstranged wife is Lesley Jane Kekana.
David Kekana Children
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) August 26, 2019
He was a father of two children.
David Kekana Death
Condolences to the family and friends of the late Football analyst, #DavidKekana
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) August 26, 2019
David Kekana died on 25 August 2019 at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. He was 47. David Kekana’s family confirmed in a statement on Monday 26 August 2019 that the veteran journalist passed away on Sunday 25 August 2019 after a prolonged battle with diabetes.
Minister of sport, arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa conveyed condolences to Kekana’s family. He wrote on Twitter, “Today we woke up to devastating news of the passing of veteran football Analyst, David Kekana. His contribution to football analysis spans close to 2 decades & his commitment to sports development will be sorely missed. We send our sympathies to his loved ones #RIPDavidKekana.”
— African National Congress (@MYANC) August 26, 2019
The EFF wrote in a statement, “In almost two decades, South African football fans have come to understand and fully appreciate the game of soccer through David’s humorous, yet meticulous contribution football analysis. His commitment to sports development and tireless efforts to bring about social change through the use of sports is what he will be remembered for. May the family be comforted during this time. His mercy and legacy will live on in the hearts of many South Africans. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”
David Kekana Cause of Death
The EFF sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of veteran football analyst David Kekana.
His memory and legacy will live on in the hearts of many South Africans.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 26, 2019
David Kekana’s cause of death was diabetes.
David Kekana Wedding
Kekana married Lesley under antenuptial contract in 2005. According to Lesley, the nuptial was not registered as the two months required by law to register it had elapsed.
David Kekana Wife Age
Kekana’s estranged wife, Lesley Jane Kekana is 10 years his senior.
David Kekana Twitter
David Kekana Instagram – David Kekana Pictures/Images
Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of the late Football Analyst Grootman #DavidKekana
As the Football Family, we are still in shock and mourn his passing – man who loved and Dedicated his life to the game. #RIPDavidKekana ?? pic.twitter.com/nvPfbiSiEV
— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) August 26, 2019