Eusebius Mckaiser. (Photograph: Gallo Pictures/Oupa Bopape)
- The memorial service for Eusebius McKaiser was held in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
- Buddies and colleagues honoured his expertise as a journalist.
- His family members additionally remembered his deep love for books, which prompted a charity drive in his honour.
As a substitute of bringing flowers, those that attended the memorial service of Eusebius McKaiser had been requested to convey books – one in all his nice loves – to be donated to a charity of his household’s selecting.
The request was simply one of many some ways the broadcaster, writer and political analyst was remembered for his mental prowess and eloquence in speaking his typically radical and passionate concepts.
The memorial service was held in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
It was interspersed with audio clips from his time as a radio host, lots of them upsetting bittersweet laughter from his family members.
TimesLive editor Makhudu Sefara spoke about McKaiser’s expertise as a journalist, his thought-provoking opinion items, and his consideration to element.
Sefara recalled that whereas struggling to come back to grips with the information of McKaiser’s loss of life, he knew the broadcaster would have wished the staff to put aside their feelings and break the information first.
“We known as him an mental machine as a result of when he was on to one thing, he did not cease,” mentioned Sefara.
“He was a terrific reward to us at Enviornment Holdings.”
Sefara added that McKaiser had at all times liked books. He would arrive house from learning with luggage filled with tomes as a substitute of garments, a lot to the amazement of his household, and his grandmother – who had by no means inspired his studying – typically proudly requested him what number of pages he had completed in his final learn.
The writer died all of a sudden final month after a suspected epileptic seizure.
News24 beforehand reported that household spokesperson Deon Hilpert mentioned McKaiser had epilepsy for the previous three years.
Hilpert recalled that McKaiser at all times had his nostril in books when he was a toddler and described him as a candy, quiet boy.