Siphiwe Mkhonza, Former Kaizer Chiefs, TV analyst, Obituary, Death Cause

Siphiwe Mkhonza Death: Siphiwe Mkhonza, a well-known former Kaizer Chiefs player, Bloemfontein Celtic defender, and popular TV analyst, passed away suddenly. His sudden death has deeply saddened the South African football community.

His family announced Siphiwe’s death through a statement that stated,

“The family of the former Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs defender, Siphiwe Mkhonza, sadly announces his passing in the early hours of this Tuesday morning at home. Mkhonza, affectionately known as ‘Dr Mnandi’ at his current workplace, SABC, battled a kidney infection for an extended period.”

Let’s explore the details surrounding Siphiwe Mkhonza’s passing, including the cause of his death, obituary, and funeral plans.

Siphiwe Mkhonza, Former Kaizer Chiefs, TV analyst, Obituary, Death Cause

Who was Siphiwe Mkhonza?

Siphiwe Mkhonza, born on January 2, 1979, in Kwa-Thema, Springs, Gauteng, was a skilled player. Unfortunately, he passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the age of 45.

Following Siphiwe’s death, his family, friends, and the South African football community are in mourning. The community and friends have extended their condolences to Siphiwe’s family.

Siphiwe received his early education from Thulisa Primary School and Kenneth Masekela Secondary School. His family has a background in sports, with his father, Joseph Mkhonza, being the former head coach of the South African women’s national soccer team, guiding the team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Mkhonza’s skills were not limited to a single club; he showcased his talent with various teams from his youth. He began playing at Skheshes Babes and went on to play for Tip Top FC, Lusitano FC, Munich FC, and Katlehong City.

Starting his career in 1999 with the now-defunct Celtic, Mkhonza joined the Chiefs in 2004. After leaving Amakhosi in 2007, he played for SuperSport United, Maritzburg United, AmaZulu, and Black Leopards. Following his playing career, he worked for several years as a commentator on SABC.

He is survived by his father, Joseph ‘Skheshe Kheshe’ Mkhonza, his mother, Phindile Mkhonza, and his brother.

Siphiwe Mkhonza Cause of Death

Siphiwe Mkhonza’s unfortunate demise was a result of a prolonged battle with a kidney infection disease. Despite his courageous fight and receiving care in hospice, he, regrettably, lost the battle with the disease and passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

Obituary and Funeral Plans

Siphiwe Mkhonza’s obituary and funeral plans will released by the family at a later date.

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