Dr Irvin Khoza received a message of condolences from the President, following his wife’s passing. President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences, following the timing of Mantwa Khoza, wife of Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Orlando Pirates chairman, Dr. Irvin Khoza.
News of Mrs. Khoza’s death broke on Friday and was confirmed by the PSL via a statement, which offered its sympathy to the family.
Tributes pour in for Mantwa Khoza
The president of the Republic followed suit in conveying a message of support to the deceased’s loved ones as well as the League at large on Saturday.
“President Ramaphosa’s thoughts and prayers are with the Khoza family and relatives, as well as the broader club and PSL fraternity during this difficult time,” the Presidency said in a statement.
“I offer the chairman, Mr Irvin Khoza, my deep sympathy at the loss of a soul mate whose companionship, advice, and support to the chairman was an important contribution, not only personally, but to the most popular sport in our society. May the family and relatives find comfort in the beautiful memories and life shared.”
PSL to pay its respects
Following the sad occurrence, the PSL has declared that a moment of respect will be observed to pay respect ahead of the weekend’s matches in both the Absa Premiership and the GladAfrica Championship.
“The Premier Soccer League conveys heartfelt condolences to our chairman, Dr Khoza, and his family during this difficult moment.
“The league will observe a moment of silence ahead of this weekend’s Absa Premiership, GladAfrica Championship and MultiChoice Diski Challenge fixtures.”
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Others to convey messages of support to the mourning family include Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who, on behalf of the party, also released a statement.
“To lose a wife is to lose a life partner, a love companion and a friend indeed. It is the end of a significant part of oneself; the end of an entire life in you. The pain Dr Khoza is going through is truly incomprehensible and can never be fully expressed in words,” Ndlozi said in a statement.
“To the children and the rest of the family: a mother is a powerful tree, providing shade of comfort in good and bad times. To lose a mother is thus one of the greatest of losses anyone can ever experience. We feel their pain and pray for great strength for them.
“Finally, we express our condolences to the entire Orlando Pirates FC family; Mama was as important to them as she was to the entire Khoza family.”
Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates confirmed that the funeral service will be held at the Orlando Holy Cross Church in Orlando west on Saturday, 25 January.
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Source: The South African