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Minnie Dlamini pays tribute to the late Peter Squire Mancer.
The marketing guru of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) died on Monday evening.
He battled severe lung illness for a number of years
The heartbroken Minnie revealed how she first met the marketing guru, and how he changed her life for good.
“ I’ll never forget the day I met one of the people that changed my life. It was 2013 and I had just started at SABC Sport to work with @thomasmlambo on the most-watched sport review and preview show in South Africa. A few weeks in, I was told I would co-host the #PSLAWARDS with 3 sport anchor GIANTS! I was 23 and my nerves were shot!”
“The first rehearsal all presenters were familiar so that wasn’t too bad, then Peter Mancer arrived. “Squire!” @thomasmlambo yelled and both @simplycarol8 & @robert_marawa reflected the same enthusiasm. I sheepishly followed behind trying to hide behind the group. He peeled through all the bodies and bellowed “is that my Minnie-Bins?!”I politely said “Hi Peter lovely to meet you” and he chuckled “I can’t wait to do great things together, you are a star and stars need to shine”
Dlamini appreciated his influence and how he pushed her to success.
“To his word we worked on many of my career highlight moments from Live TV to reality and all the way to corporate campaigns. He believed in me and my path when many people didn’t and we broke many barriers together in Sport. Thank you for always guiding me through this journey your wisdom and support will be deeply missed.
“Thank you for the laughs and more than anything thank you for making everything you touched GOLD because we all grew.
We have lost a great mind, a great soul and a visionary whose spirit will live on through all the lives he’s touched,” she concluded.