His Top Billing colleague Bonang Matheba told TV with Thinus that death has robbed her. She said: "I am still confused and trying to make sense about everything. No matter how many times you experience the horror that is death, one can never get used to it. Death has robbed me of a brother, a colleague, a pillar and a friend..."
She touched on how surreal everything feels and added that shooting the Top Billing tribute link for this Thursday didn't help.
"I still can't believe you are gone Big Guy. I will cherish your memory till we meet again." According to the site, Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boyton-Lee will speak openly for the first time about Simba's death on TV on Thursday morning on SABC 3 breakfast show Expresso.
A tribute episode of Top Billing will air on Thursday at 8:30pm on SABC3.