Ex Kaizer Chiefs Defender Siphiwe Mkhonza has died

Siphiwe Mkhonza, a ex defender for the Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows, and Bloemfontein Celtic, has died. Mkhonza’s professional football career began in 1999 when he was scouted by Bloemfontein Celtic. His talent and skill on the field led him to play for Ria Stars and Golden Arrows before being signed by the Chiefs in 2004.

During his time with the Chiefs, Mkhonza achieved significant success, including winning the league title. His exceptional performance also earned him a call-up to Bafana Bafana during his tenure at Naturena.

Later Career and Post-Retirement

After his time with the Chiefs, Mkhonza continued his football career with SuperSport United, Maritzburg United, AmaZulu, and Black Leopards. Upon retiring from professional football, Mkhonza transitioned into a career as a TV analyst for the SABC and pursued coaching courses.

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Battle with Illness

Unfortunately, Mkhonza had been battling with illness, which led to his disappearance from the airwaves. His family confirmed that he sadly succumbed to a long-standing kidney infection in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Personal Life and Family

Mkhonza was admitted to Charlotte Maxeke a month ago and showed signs of recovery before his unfortunate passing. During his illness, he was cared for by his girlfriend and the mother of his three children, Ms. Nondumiso Masengemi, at their home in Roodepoort.

Mkhonza is survived by his children, his father Joseph Skheshe kheshe Mkhonza, and his mother Phindile Mkhonza.


We, at Sathub.co.za, extend our deepest condolences to Mkhonza’s family, friends, and the entire South African football fraternity. His contribution to the sport will always be remembered, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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