Register Login Scores

PSL

SAFA Saddened By Horror Assassination Of An Official

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is mourning the death of a football administrator who was within its structures. 

As confirmed by SAFA, Jabulani Nxumalo who was Umkhanyakude Region President in KwaZulu-Natal was killed on Thursday evening.

Read: Another Coaching Appointment Confirmed At AmaZulu 

“The South African Football Association (SAFA) has learnt with shock and horror of the assassination of Umkhanyakude Region President, Jabulani Nxumalo on Thursday evening, 17 September 2020,” SAFA confirmed in a statement on their official website.

Read – OFFICIAL: Sundowns Announce Two New Additions 

“According to KZN SAFA Provincial Chairman, Kwenzakwakhe Ngwenya, two assailants arrived at Nxumalo’s homestead and after exchanging a few words, shot Nxumalo several times before disappearing into the nearby bush on foot,” reads the statement.

Meanwhile, Ngwenya said, speaking on SAFA’s website, “From what I have gathered so far, this cold-blooded assassination looked like it was a well-planned hit. This is unacceptable and barbaric behaviour. Shedding innocent blood like this is the last thing society must tolerate. People must value human life and personally, I am gutted and shocked. Nxumalo didn’t deserve to die like this. Nxumalo was a loyal servant of the game and was an ardent supporter of the current leadership. Let me make it clear that these killers and their sponsors will not cow us into submission.”

Read: Ex-Striker Opens Up About R3 500 Salary At Top-Flight Club 

SAFA President, Danny Jordaan, said Nxumalo’s murder and the threats against the SAFA leadership will be among the topics on the agenda during the SAFA NEC meeting this Saturday at SAFA House.

“A lot of our members have been receiving all sorts of threats and we are going to report this to the police commissioner to look into these incidents. Nxumalo’s killing and the various threats on our members are not isolated incidents but well-orchestrated and this must stop. These latest threats started to grow in March and some disgruntled individuals even solicited the support of one political party to push a hate agenda against the elected leadership. The SAFA NEC will come up with a united position after Saturday’s meeting on this disturbing trend,” said Jordaan, as quoted on SAFA’s website.

Checkout the 5 players from Bidvest Wits who could join Gavin Hunt at Kaizer Chiefs

  

 

32 comments

Top 5

7 Soldiers Left Behind As Pirates Prepare For War

42 May 20, 2022 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Real Madrid Transfer News: 5 Out, 4 In?

1 May 20, 2022 12:24 PM in LaLiga

Barca Transfer News: 7 Out, 6 In?

1 May 18, 2022 07:25 PM in LaLiga

Exclusive! Latest On Chiefs & Maart…

50 May 18, 2022 10:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Inside Seventeen Lifestyle: The Lounge Owned By George Lebese

6 May 16, 2022 02:11 PM in Show Me The Money

Messi's Next Club Already Confirmed?

May 17, 2022 06:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Lewandowski 'Chooses' Next Club

2 May 17, 2022 07:25 PM in Bundesliga News

Barca Transfer News: 7 Out, 6 In?

1 May 18, 2022 07:25 PM in LaLiga

MT Sports, Pitso Mosimane Finally Make Big Announcement

30 May 18, 2022 08:55 AM in Players Abroad

Pogba's Future To Take Dramatic Twist?

5 May 17, 2022 09:26 AM in English Premier League

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Seven Treble Winners In European Football History

4 May 17, 2022 12:27 PM in World News

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns