Spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu said: “Mr. Kekana’s journey with the organisation commenced in 2000 at SABC Sport, where he started as a football analyst and script writer on Soccer Zone.
"He later joined the Soccer 411 and Sport@10 teams as a journalist. On SABC1’s Laduma he formed part of the analysis team, and on occasion he was touchline presenter on the field,” said Mthembu.
Mthembu said Kekana formed an integral part of the SABC Sport team as a researcher and script writer for various productions, including the Fifa World Cup tournaments, the Olympics, All Africa Games and the Africa Cup of Nations.
“He possessed great knowledge of the sport and his passion for the game made him one of the greatest South African soccer pundits,” said Mthembu.
The SABC said Kekana was a hard worker and a passionate team player and he will be sorely missed by his colleagues at SABC Sport, the SABC at large and the sporting fraternity.
“May his family, friends and colleagues find comfort in the fact that he utilised his talent to serve the football fraternity with passion and diligence.”