Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has died after he was involved in a car crash on Monday morning.
Ngcongca was 33. He was thrown from the vehicle and died on the scene.
His female companion is in a critical condition in hospital.
Ngcongca was recently released by Sundowns to play for AmaZulu.
“Ja, it’s true,” said an AmaZulu official who asked not to be named as the club are yet to make an official announcement.
“I got a call in the morning from someone who was at the scene saying they found my number in his (Anele) phone and he has been in an accident and passed on. It is really sad and I am still in shock. I spoke to him yesterday because we had an event we were supposed to go to together but he changed his mind. He said he’d meet me today but now I heard this,” he said, close to tears.
This is a developing story.