Chiefs Mourn Loss Of Club Legend
Kaizer Chiefs Legend, Michael 'Bizzah' Dlamini, Has Sadly Passed Away
Kaizer Chiefs’ are today mourning the loss of club legend, Michael Bhabha ‘Bizzah’ Dlamini, who passed away after tragically suffering a stroke.
The 74-year-old, who joined the club in 1970 as they were starting up, was hospitalised last month for an operation on his pancreas, however a stroke followed a few weeks later and he sadly never recovered.
A former striker, Dlamini, played a big role in the Amakhosi’s history, and even had a spell as Paul Dolezar’s assistant in the 1990s.
Kaizer Motaung, the chairman of Chiefs, expressed his sadness at the passing of a former teammate and friend.
He told the club’s official website, “Bizzah contributed tremendously to the club’s success in the seventies, thanks to scoring so many goals. We were also friends. He was a person with a very positive outlook on life and a smile almost never leaving his face.
“I am devastated by his passing. We knew that Bizzah was operated on and that his health was not good in recent times. That is why we kept close contact with his family in order to provide strength and support. We will miss him dearly. It’s always sad when a member of the Kaizer Chiefs Family passes away. I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bizzah during this time of mourning.
“Bizzah scored many crucial goals for us, helping us to win numerous trophies in the years after the club’s foundation early 1970,” Motaung continued. “He was a very clever player. We not only had a great understanding on the field, but also off the field.”