South African’s National Liberation Movement
MOURNING THE TRAGIC AND UNTIMELY PASSING OF PAPI KHOMANE AND HIS MOTHER
The African National Congress is saddened at the tragic loss of Papi Khomane who was killed with his mother in a car crash en route to a funeral in Newcastle.
Papi Khomane, the son of legendary Johannes “Yster” Khomane began his professional journey with Jomo Cosmos in 1994. He later joined Orlando Pirates in 1998, leaving an unerasable mark on the field of play. He retired from football in 2007 after a distinguished career that saw him play over 150 games for the Soweto Giants, Orlando Pirates. A distinguished sportsman and patriot, Papi earned nine caps for Bafana Bafana between 1998 and 2000.
“Ntsimbi” proudly represented Bafana Bafana, earning nine caps between 1998 and 2000. His contributions to South African football will be greatly remembered. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.
The untimely passing of Papi at the young age of 48 is an incomprehensible loss to both the world of football and his family. Papi Khomane had much wisdom and experience yet to share, not only on the football field but also within the embrace of his family.
His premature departure leaves a void in the collective knowledge and spirit of the game, as well as in the hearts of those who cherished him. Our condolences extend to his family, friends and fans.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
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