• Twitter tributes flood in for Ntunja

    Tributes have come from far and wide after the news that leading commentator Kaunda Ntunja had passed away on Monday.

    RIP KAUNDA: A voice of South African rugby

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    I am deeply saddened by the passing of such an amazing character whose powerful voice will forever be remembered in rugby commentary πŸ™πŸ½πŸ˜’πŸ˜’. R.I.P Kaunda πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”’

    Breyton Paulse: ‘So sad that our brother and colleague has left us far too soon, but what an impact you have made in this world,I salute you for that, we will miss you, my condolences to the Ntunja Family and Friends, rus sag ou Grote #RIPKaunda’Β 

    BJ Botha: ‘So saddened to hear this tragic news this morning, rest easy KaundaπŸ™’

    Kobus Wiese: ‘Very sad and tragic news, the passing of Kaunda Ntunja. Had the privilege to call him my colleague, but more important my friendπŸ™ Mooi loop, KaundaπŸ™’

    Joel Stransky: ‘Absolutely gutted to hear the tragic news of the passing of our friend and colleague #KaundaNtunja A true gentleman and lover of our beautiful game! Larger than life in all ways! RIP Kaunda!! @SuperSportTV @SARugbyLegends @Springboks

    #RIPKaundaNtunja I will miss you brother. Easily the most educated rugby commentator and reporter in SA. This is a massive loss to South Africa. I am thinking of his family.’

    Jonathan Mokuena: ‘Spoke to you on friday, not knowing it will be our last talk. Hamba kahli Boeta’
    Derrick Kuun: ‘Condolences to his family. Was a great guy’

    JP Pietersen: ‘Rest in Peace Kaunda NtunjaπŸ’”πŸ™πŸ½’

    Toks van der Linde: ‘So sad my good friend gone way to soon RIP MY FRIEND ⁦@SuperSportTV⁩’

    John Smit: ‘What a loss, Rest In peace Kaunda Ntunja, great guy and always put a smile on my face whether meeting him in studio or watching him on SuperSport.’

    SA Rugby Legends: ‘We are so saddened to hear this news. Our condolences to Kaunda’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed. #RIP’

    Springbok Supporters: ‘So very sad to hear the passing of one of the great voices of rugby in South Africa. 😒 RIP @kaundantunja. You were a real gem and your unique Xhosa commentary stirred the emotions. Kaunda Ntunja! Madoda!’

    The Sharks: ‘The Sharks are saddened to hear about the passing of Kaunda Ntunja. Thank you for the great memories you gave us on commentary. Our sincere condolences is extended to your family during this difficult time.’

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    Wade Pretorius