Former South African International defender, Anele Ngcongca is dead. He died in the early hours of Monday, the 23rd of November 2020.
The 33-year-old ex Mamelodi Sundowns’ defender’s death, happened few days after the death of his former lover Kwaito star, Nomasonto ‘Mshoza’ Maswanganyi.
A police officer confirmed that Anele lost his life on the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened.
ALELE NGCONGCA DIES AT 33
“It’s alleged that this morning at 5am, a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini. A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. A case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation by Mtunzini SAPS.”
Ngcongca was a passenger in the vehicle as it lost control on a highway, 31 miles north of Durban. The female driver is in a critical condition.
“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics; they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life, and was declared dead by paramedics.” Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said in a statement.
Calvin Anele Ngcongca was born on the 21st of October 1987. He was a South African professional footballer. He played for AmaZulu before his death.
Ngcongca, was a member of South Africa squad at the 2010 World Cup; winning 53 caps over seven years in the national team. His last appearance was in 2016.
Alele Ngcongca, also spent nine seasons at Belgian side Genk; competing in the Champions League and making 279 appearances.
Tributes from Fifa, Belgian top-flight league clubs, Premier Soccer League clubs, fans, former teammates, opposition players; as well as the South African government clustered the social media; as news of his death spread.