Popular Economist Mike Schüssler Passes Away

Well-known South African economist Mike Schüssler has passed away.

Mzansi mourns as award-winning economist Mike Schüssler passes on after a battle with cancer. His death was made public by the CEO of the Road Freight Association, Gavin Kelly. He shared that he had learned of Schüssler’s death from his family.

Kelly revealed that the late Economist had battled his health before he died. A few months back, on March 14, Shüssler hinted at his cancer battle when he tweeted an inflation graph stating, “doing this as a service today as still sick but getting back now – beating cancer”.

Kelly said in the statement, “Our sincere condolences go to Greta [Moodie] and his family. We will miss you, Mike. A great stalwart of the industry has fallen.” Shüssler was known for his outstanding work. In 2005, he founded Since 2005, he has been South African Economist of the Year twice. He also came in fourth in 2010 in the Reuters economic competition.

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