Tributes pour in for SABC Sport analyst Siphiwe Mkhonza

Tributes pour in for SABC Sport analyst Siphiwe Mkhonza

Tributes have been flooding in following the death of Kaizer Chiefs legend and SABC Sport analyst Siphiwe Mkhonza.

Mkhonza, who was affectionately known as “Dr Mnandi”, passed away on Tuesday morning at home after succumbing to a battle with a kidney infection.

 Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Zizi Kodwa led the tributes as he posted an emotional message on social media: “A towering defender in his time, Siphiwe Mkhonza was a leader on and off the field. He also had great perspectives on the game as an analyst. I am deeply saddened by Mkhonza’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mkhonza family and the South African football fraternity.”

SABC responded to the news by tweeting: “The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is saddened by the passing of renowned SABC Sport analyst Siphiwe Mkhonza.”

Local football teams also shared statements.

Kaizer Chiefs tweeted: “RIP Siphiwe Mkhonza. 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. We wish them strength and comfort. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

Golden Arrows said: “Lamontville Golden Arrows would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Siphiwe Mkhonza who passed away today. Rest in Peace "Dr Mandi"

Details regarding funeral arrangements will be announced once finalized by the Mkhonza family.