Culpable homicide case opened following footballer Ngcongca’s death in auto crash

Anele Ngcongca has died in a car accident aged 33

Anele Ngcongca, a former South Africa defender who played for the host team at the 2010 World Cup, died in a auto crash early Monday.

The 33-year-old was involved in a auto crash at 5:00am on Monday morning on the N2 near Mtunzini.

A female passenger, reportedly involved in the same crash, is in a critical condition in a Richards Bay hospital.

Police have opened a culpable homicide case following the death of AmaZulu defender Anele Ngcongca.

A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.

In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini.

Ngcongca wins possession during an Africa Cup of Nations game against Cape Verde in January 2013
BREAKING NEWS! Former South Africa defender Anele Ngcongca dies in a tragic car crash

"The President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the Board of Directors, Technical Team, Players, Management, Staff, Supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC and the entire Masandawana Family express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anele Ngcongca who passed away today", wrote Sundowns from their official twitter account.

Ngcongca, who helped the Sundowns win a domestic treble last season, represented Bafana Bafana, the South African national team, more than 50 times, including at the 2010 World Cup on home soil.

"Anele's death just sums up this awful year".

Ngcongca previously played for KRC Genk in Belgium and ES Troyes AC in France.

"The League is shocked and saddened by these news", the PSL said.


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