Famous Orlando Pirates supporter Mandla ‘Mgijimi’ Sindane has passed away. According to his brother Johannes Thembinkosi Sindane, Mgijimi died in his sleep on Monday night but his body was only discovered on Tuesday morning around 11am at his place in Empumelelweni, Emalahleni.
“He’s been struggling to breathe you see. We took it as if it was a normal passing thing, but when we went to his place we discovered that he passed on last night.” – his brother told KickOff.com
“When our father went to check him today he found him dead. Most people who were following him say last night he was on Facebook. It looked like he had just taken a bath when this happened. It happened in his sleep.
We found out today around past one. Ja, all along he was staying alone because his child was currently busy with something.
At this stage we don’t know what took him. He was even telling us that he was starting to feel okay, not realising he was passing.” – he added.
The cause of Mgijimi death has not been established.
Mgijimi was known for covering his body with white paint‚ and wearing all white overalls‚ and for being one of the most popular Buccaneers fans. He never missed an Orlando Pirates match and event. He was always at the stadium, no matter where the game was.
☠ Once. Always.
The Club is saddened to learn of the passing of one of its staunchest and most active supporters Mandla Sindane. Rest In Peace, Mgijimi 🏴☠️#RIPmgijimi
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) July 28, 2020
Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation has learnt of the passing of the charismatic @orlandopirates supporter & member of the National Football Supporters Association, Mandla “Mgijimi” Sindane. We relay our condolences to the Sindane family and fans.#RIPMgijimi pic.twitter.com/Ib7zxkucZc
— Gauteng Dept. of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation (@GautengSACR) July 28, 2020
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