Eusebius McKaiser death: How did the renowned Journalist & Broadcaster die? Cause of death explained

Eusebius McKaiser cause of death. (Source : Twitter/ Eusebius McKaiser )

The sudden death of Eusebius McKaiser sent shockwaves over social media. Eusebius McKaiser, a well-known political analyst, broadcaster, author, and social critic, passed away suddenly while going about his daily activities. Keep reading to know more about the well-known political analyst Eusebius McKaiser and his cause of death in detail.


Who was Eusebius McKaiser?

Eusebius McKaiser was a South African political analyst, journalist, and broadcaster. He has contributed to publications such as the Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, Foreign Policy, Guardian, New York Times, and Business Day, where he penned a weekly column. He rose to fame as the anchor of the Radio 702 discussion show and authored three books about South African politics and society.


In a colored township in Grahamstown, Cape Province, where his working-class family resided, Eusebius McKaiser was born on March 28, 1978. He went to Graeme College, where he graduated in 1996, and St. Mary’s Primary School.

He started attending Rhodes University in 1997 and earned a bachelor’s degree in law and philosophy, an honors degree, and a master’s degree in philosophy in 2003 with a thesis on moral objectivity. He did so with distinction. He received a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford from 2005 to 2006.

While there, he worked with Ralph Wedgwood and John Broome on a doctoral project in moral philosophy that he never finished. He was a scholar from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.


By 2012, McKaiser was a political and social analyst at the Wits Centre for Ethics and the University of Johannesburg Centre for the Study of Democracy. He had previously worked as an associate consultant for McKinsey & Company. Politics and Morality, a once-a-week late-night conversation show, was the first radio program he hosted on Radio 702.

Up until 2011, he served as the host of SABC 3’s current affairs program Interface. He afterwards served as the weeknight anchor of 702’s Talk@9 show. He started as the host of Power Talk, a three-hour weekday morning talk show, when Power FM debuted on June 18, 2013.

He departed Power FM in October 2014, allegedly due to irreconcilable differences with the station, and returned to Radio 702 in July 2016, replacing Redi Thlabi with a weekday morning chat show. The Mail & Guardian claims that by 2013, McKaiser had “etched himself on the national psyche” thanks to his radio work. Later, Pumla Dineo Gqola claimed that his morning program on 702, the Eusebius McKaiser Show, “shaped everyday dialogue and, with it, the culture of our time,” and praised McKaiser’s “heartbreaking, illuminating, and often joyful intellectual work.”

Due to the station’s lack of readiness to commit sufficient resources to the production of his show, McKaiser resigned from Radio 702 in June 2020. Later, he was the host of the In the Ring podcast and the Cover to Cover show for Exclusive Books on YouTube.

How did Eusebius McKaiser die?

Eusebius McKaiser, a renowned analyst, broadcaster, and author, passed away, his manager Jackie Strydom confirmed to TimesLIVE on Tuesday. He was reportedly going about his day normally, according to her.

Strydom said,

“Unfortunately, I can confirm that it is true. He died earlier this afternoon in Joburg,

It all happened so quickly. His partner Nduduzo Nyanda is at the mortuary with his family,

I am so distraught. I can’t believe this.”

According to his bio on the Rhodes University website, McKaiser was a political activist and a social and political analyst at the Wits Centre for Ethics where he took part in studies that looked at the interaction between civil society and the state in the realm of policy, particularly in light of the shifting post-Polokwane political landscape.

The university said,

“As a political activist what matters to him is getting to grips with the social and political topics that impact on our lives, and making people sit up and take notice of this.”

He was indeed present and making his post only a few hours ago, and he is no longer there.


He was a great journalist with unwavering moral principles. All of us are going to sincerely miss his insightful political analysis and debating.


Eusebius McKaiser cause of death

Eusebius McKaiser worked in state-owned businesses on projects ranging from organisational and operational efficiency studies to climate change. He also contributed to the formation of a solid viewpoint on predictions of the worldwide demand for specific commodities. There must be a huge interest in finding out Eusebius McKaiser cause of death.

According to his manager Jackie Strydom, McKaiser passed away on May 30, 2023, at the age of 45, following what appeared to be an epileptic seizure. McKaiser was committed to the community and served as a tangible example of how to prevail over racism and homophobia. He is a master of broaching touchy subjects, speaking his thoughts, and being truthful. Many people are saddened by his passing because he gave them the courage to stand up and claim their place.


Tributes to Eusebius McKaiser

Friends, political parties, coworkers, and fans have paid tribute and sent condolence messages.

Activist Roscoe Palm wrote: “If there is a Heaven, Eusebius McKaiser is now debating God on many issues, and winning almost every argument. Rest in power dude.”

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wrote: “The DA extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of political analyst and broadcaster, Eusebius McKaiser. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time. Eusebius will be remembered for his robust political commentary.”

His former employer, 702, wrote: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of renowned journalist and former 702 presenter Eusebius McKaiser.Our thoughts and condolences go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.May his soul rest in peace.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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