Anele Ngcongca was brought to rest today
Click through the gallery to view images from the late Ngcongca’s funeral service
The Mzansi football fraternity, as well as his former club and teammates in Belgium, are still recovering from shock after learning about the passing of the former Bafana Bafana international who tragically lost his life in a car accident on November 23.
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“It is not a joyful occasion because the icy hand of death has once again visited our beloved Anele Ngcongco. A gentle giant of sport. A person who has been described by his peers as full of love, warmth and life,” Minister Mthethwa said in part.
“I am still reeling with shock and sadness by the tragic transition of your son Anele. It has been brought to my attention on how close Anele was to the entire family including his child, nephews and nieces, the role he played in maintaining wonderful family bonds must forever be cherished and be applauded. I can only imagine what the family is currently going through, I am certain that the grief that uMama is going through it is indeed, overwhelming.
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“I must indicate through Anele football reputation that his passing is not only going to create a permanent vacuum to the family but it is also going to be felt by both his football family and the entire sporting fraternity. Anele remained a disciplined athlete and an ambassador for our country on and off the field.”