AmaZulu defender Anele Ngcongca’s funeral was postponed on Wednesday.
The funeral was initially announced to take place on 3 December.
The 33-year-old died in a car accident on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini on 23 November, while the driver of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for medical attention.
At the time, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said a case was opened: “The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. A case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation by Mtunzini SAPS.”
The family on Wednesday morning posted the date change on Twitter, explaining that his mother fell ill. The statement said she wanted the funeral to go ahead, but the family took a decision to postpone.
The funeral will now take place on 10 December 2020.
We have to sadly postpone Anele Ngcongca Funeral as uMama is not well. She expressed that the funeral cannot continue without her. We made the decision that her health is important as a family and postponed the funeral.
Details are on the poster below.@robertmarawa @Masandawana pic.twitter.com/08gX55Ud9l
— Siyasanga Ngcongca (@SiyasangaNgcon3) December 2, 2020
During his career, Ngcongca played for French side Troyes AC, while also earning 50 caps for Bafana Bafana.
Ncgoncga’s former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said his death was a tragedy for the football fraternity.
“He was such a good person and wasn’t one of those people to drive fast and do all those things, he was really a good professional and really a nice young man and to hear this news [of his death] is so sad. It’s a terrible shock.”
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