Tributes are pouring on social media after the passing of Orlando Pirates supporter Mandla Sindane. Sindane, who is known in local football as Mgijimi, passed away on Tuesday morning at his place in Empumelelweni, Emalahleni.
In the video below, Prominent Orlando Pirates supporter Mgijimi passes away
The details of his death are still sketchy.
— Power Twala (@PowerTwala) July 28, 2020
Metro FM & Radio 2000 Marawa Sports Worldwide host took to Twitter to pay tribute to the fallen Buccaneer.
He loved his football so much…He dearly loved his @orlandopirates with all his heart and would travel countrywide to watch his beloved team!!
It won’t be the same skhokho!! It wont!!
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) July 28, 2020
Mgijimi was also a member of the National Football Supporters’ Association.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. The football fraternity has lost yet another gentle sole & we as #NAFSA have lost one of our own. Sending our deepest condolences to all of our @orlandopirates supporters.
— National Football Supporters’ Association (@SupportFootZA) July 28, 2020
Orlando Pirates has also expressed its sadness over the news.
☠ Once. Always.
The Club is saddened to learn of the passing of one of its staunchest and most active supporters Mandla Sindane. Rest In Peace, Mgijimi 🏴☠️#RIPmgijimi
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) July 28, 2020