The Family of former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siphiwe Mkhonza have sadly announced his death due to a kidney infection. The 44-year-old passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He was currently working for SABC Sport as a football analyst for DStv Premiership, Women’s football and Soccer Zone.

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Mkhonza is survived by his three children, his father Joseph Skheshekheshe Mkhonza, his Mom Phindile Mkhonza and his brother.

  Former Chiefs defender Siphiwe Mkhonza's death has been confirmed
The late Siphiwe Mkhonza

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF FORMER CHIEFS DEFENDER SIPHIWE MKHONZA’S DEATH

The family have confirmed that Mkhonza has been suffering from a kidney infection for a long time before his death. He was admitted to Charlotte Maxeke a month ago. But he was released after showing signs of recovery.

“Mkhonza has been taken care of by his Girlfriend and the mother of his three children Ms Nondumiso Masengemi at their home in Roodepoort.

“The family wishes to thank his former employer and his colleagues at SABC, fellow football legends from the stable he belonged to, and friends for their support during his illness,” the family said in a statement. The family will communicate further details regarding funeral arrangements.

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