Minister Fikile Mbalula expressed his heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Mr Kompolo and indicated the following:
"it is indeed sad to hear of this news involving the passing of this young upcoming athlete. I am truly saddened by his passing especially during the period wherein we are still establishing the circumstances that led to the passing of the late Phindile Mwelase. Also, on behalf of my department of Sport And Recreation, our heartfelt condolences to the family and everyone associated with the young athlete. I am confident that BSA will do everything in its power to furnish us with all details".
Expressing her remorseful condolences to the passing of Mr Kompolo, Chairperson of Boxing South Africa Ntambi Ravele stated the following, "it is indeed sad to hear of this incident. To lose a young athlete in a controlled and regulated environment it is heartbreaking. We are earnestly in the process of establishing all the facts which lead to Mr Kompolo passing. In this regard, we are in consultation with the medical team at Frere hospital and the family of the deceased, further information in consultation with the family will be made available should the need arise. At this moment Our thoughts and prayers are with the family".
The late Mr Mzwandile Kompolo hails from a small rural village of Dimbaza in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape.
Details of his funeral arrangements were still not finalized by the time the statement was released. Department of Sport and Recreation SA And Boxing South Africa are in consultation with the family regarding the burial of the Mr M Kompolo.