Rofhiwa Rampsie, a beloved sports presenter at SABC Limpopo Radio Station PhalaPhala FM, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024. His passing left behind a legacy that extended beyond the airwaves, leaving family, friends, and fans in mourning.
Rofhiwa Rampsie: Early Life and Education
Born and raised in Roodepoort, Gauteng, Rofhiwa Rampsie later found his home in the bustling city of Johannesburg. He was a graduate of the Pretoria West College of Engineering. Rampsie’s journey into the world of broadcasting was influenced by his academic background. His formative years took shape at Princess High School, where his passion for communication and storytelling likely began to flourish.
Rofhiwa Rampsie’s voice became synonymous with sports broadcasting at SABC PhalaPhala FM in Polokwane. From Monday to Friday, between 19:00 and 20:00, he captivated audiences with his infectious enthusiasm and in-depth sports analysis. Before assuming the role of sports presenter, Rampfumedzi contributed significantly as a music compiler at the Limpopo-based radio station.
The sports community was shocked when Rofhiwa Rampsie was noticeably absent from his show at PhalaPhala FM on Thursday and Friday due to sudden ill health. Tragically, on Sunday, January 7, 2024, Rofhiwa succumbed to his illness. The news was officially confirmed by PhalaPhala FM Programmes Manager, Sharon Ravele, during a breakfast show on Monday morning.
As the mourning period begins, the family and the radio station are yet to announce the details of Rofhiwa Rampsie’s memorial or funeral services. The void left by his untimely departure is deeply felt by those who knew him, both personally and professionally.