Written by on March 5, 2024

Written by: Kamogelo Mogale


Tributes pour in following the passing of football legend Siphiwe Ignatious Mkhonza. The Mkhonza family have confirmed the news of the football legend’s passing who died in the early hours of Tuesday.

“Dr. Mnandi”, as he was affectionately known began his career at now defunct Celtic in 1999 and turned out for Ria Stars and Lamontville Golden Arrows before joining Chiefs in 2004. After parting ways with Amakhosi in 2007 Mkhonza played for SuperSport United, Maritzburg United, AmaZulu and Black Leopards.

The Mkhonza family released a statement saying that “Siphiwe was admitted at the Charlotte Maxeke a month ago and was released after showing signs of recovery. Mkhonza has been taken care off by his Girlfriend and the mother of his 3 children Ms Nondumiso Masengemi at their home in Roodepoort. The family wishes to thank his former employer and his colleagues at SABC, fellow football legends from the stable he belonged to and friends for their support during his illness”. “Mkhonza is survived by his, children; his father, Joseph ‘Skheshe Kheshe’ Mkhonza [who also played for Chiefs]; his mom, Phindile Mkhonza, and his brother. The family will communicate further details regarding funeral arrangements.”

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