Hats off to Jabu Mabuza – the embodiment of grit, vision and excellence.

A friend, a mentor, equally comfortable with king and pauper, Jabu shared his lightning smile and raucous laughter as generously as he shared his wisdom. He broke boundaries, he ruffled feathers with wit and charm, he always stood firm for what was true and right.

A true patriot, an unfailing father, son, husband, friend and colleague, he made space for all who needed him, including the country he loved.

Rest easy Jabu.