Twitter reacts to Henyekane death

2015-04-07 10:25
Richard Henyekane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Twitter has reacted to the news of the tragic passing of former Bafana Bafana and current Free State Stars striker Richard Henyekane.

Read: Tinkler eyes CAF Confed final

“Henyekane was travelling with four other passengers when they were involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident. He was, unfortunately the only one to lose his life in this incident,” said the club in a released statement.

Henyekane started his professional career at Golden Arrows and spent six years at the Abafana Bes'thende before Mamelodi Sundowns lured the forward to Chloorkop.

The "Kimberley Express" as he is known as in the football fraternity then moved to Stars in 2014 on loan and has remained at Ea Lla Koto ever since.

The 31-year-old lost his brother, Joseph, in December last year.

This is the PSL's third loss in less than seven months as Senzo Meyiwa was also laid to rest after his tragic death in late October 2014.

Henyekane represented South Africa on nine occasions, but failed to find the net in Bafana Bafana colours.

Horrific image of  Richard Henyekane's following his accident.

Tough pill to swallow for the Henyekane family.

SABC Sports Anchor, Minenhle Dlamnini reacts to loss of Henyekane.

Ajax Cape Town joins in the rally of tweets.

Shocking statistic!

SuperSport TV anchor Carol Tshabalala is shocked by the news.

PSL Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs add their voices to the thousands.

South Africa's Sport and Recreational department tweets about "Kimberley's express". 

Sport24 would like to send an extended condolences and deepest sympathy to the Henyekane family and everyone at Free State Stars.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
30 October 2016
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.