Former teammates, clubs, coaches and associations have sent their condolences following the passing of Siphiwe Mkhonza. Mkhonza, who was now a football analyst, passed away on Tuesday morning.

This follows a long battle with a kidney infection which also saw him spend time at the hospital.

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The former Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs defender passed on in the early hours of this morning at home.

“Mkhonza affectionately known as “Dr Mnandi” is currently employed by SABC, and has also been suffering from a kidney infection for a long time,” the family announced.

“He was admitted at Charlotte Maxeke a month ago and 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,” read the statement.

“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.”

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

Condolences pour in for the late Siphiwe Mkhonza
Siphiwe Mkhonza working for SABC Sport


“The SABC Sport team extends its deepest condolences to the Mkhonza family and friends during this difficult time,” said the SABC.

“The South African Football Association sends its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Siphiwe Mkhonza.” – SAFA

“Kaizer Chiefs are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Siphiwe Mkhonza. Dr. Mnandi” served the Club with distinction. As one of us, the entire Kaizer Chiefs family mourns with his loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” – Kaizer Chiefs.

“Lamontville Golden Arrows would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Siphiwe Mkhonza who passed away today.” – Golden Arrows.

“Everyone at SuperSport United is saddened to learn of the passing of Siphiwe “Dr Mnandi” Mkhonza. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the bereaved family and friends.” – SuperSport United.