Pretoria - South Africa's minister of sport and recreation Fikile
Mbalula has learnt about the passing of John 'Shoes' Moshoeu on Tuesday.
a former Bafana Bafana midfielder, scored eight times and was capped 73
for the national team and was part of the triumphant team which lifted
the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title.
In a statement released by
his department, Mbalula passed on his deepest condolences to his family
and the entire football fraternity.
"We deep our banners for the fallen legend.
passing came few minutes after we laid rest the ashes of Steve
'Kalamazoo' Mokone and just few weeks after we bid farewell to Richard
Henyekana, all of them have left marks in football that will ensure we
never forget the rich legacy they leave behind. "Our country is poorer without him," Mbalula concluded.