Absa Premiership

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.

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“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.

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