Dec 1, 2021

Former Kaizer Chiefs Star Killed In A ‘Mob Justice’

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In total, he played 44 times for Chiefs and contributed with 11 goals between 1999 and 2003.

FILE PHOTO: Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Lucky Maselesele was murdered for allegedly stealing cables. PICTURE: Gallo Images

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JOHANNESBURG: Chiefs have expressed their emotions in the passing of former star Lucky Maselesele the past weekend.

Saddened Kaizer Chiefs conveyed their deepest condolences to the passing of Lucky Maselesele who was allegedly killed by a mob in Alex for ‘cable theft’.

Chiefs have expressed their emotions in the passing of former Naturena and Maritzburg United star Lucky Maselesele the past weekend. The 41-year-old was accused of stealing electrical cables in Tsutsumani, Alexandra and was beaten to death by community members, police reported.

As condolences poured for the Chiefs ‘legend’, a statement issued on Monday by the club reads, “[b]orn in Alexandra township on 8 March 1980, Lucky was a product of the School of Excellence before being spotted and joining Amakhosi in 1999.

“He made his debut for Chiefs in a 2-1 home win over African Wanderers, appearing as a substitute one day after Chiefs’ 30th anniversary on 8 January 2000. He was 19 years old at the time.”

“He featured in 12 games in his first season with Chiefs in the 1999-00 season. His first goal came on the final day of the season in a 2-1 loss to SuperSport United on 17 June 2000.”

“He won the BOB Save Super Bowl trophy with Chiefs in 1999-00 and featured in the Last 32 and Last 16 wins over Cape Town City and Hellenic. He also took part in Chiefs’ triumph of the 2001-02 BP Top 8 and Coca-Cola Cup campaigns.

“His last appearance for the Glamour Boys was a league game away to Santos on the 20 January 2003, which was a 0-0 away draw. In total, he played 44 times for Chiefs and contributed with 11 goals between 1999 and 2003.

“He also had loan spells at Manning Rangers during his time with Chiefs. After leaving Chiefs, he went to play for several other teams in the PSL,” Chiefs said in a statement.

Former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Mr Muhsin Ertugral in a tweet said he was deeply saddened to hear that Lucky Maselesele has passed away and thankful to have shared such great memories that he will carry forever, “your way was short but very strong. RIP Son”.

“The shocking news were revealed after a clip circulated on social media platforms on Saturday evening, of a man getting beaten up by the community.

“Per Alexandra Police, an investigation is underway after the suspects were charged with murder, one of them is expected to appear in the Alexandra magistrate’s court this week.

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