According to IPSS Medical Rescue service, 33 years old former South African football international, Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday.
According to a statement on their website IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini.
Ngcongca was transferred from Mamelodi Sundowns to AmaZulu on loan, and both Premier Soccer League sides, the top tier of South African football, paid tribute to the defender following the accident.
A joint statement from the two clubs mentioned that AmaZulu FC and Mamelodi Sundowns FC extend their deepest condolences to the Ngcongca family, former clubs, teammates, supporters, and the broader football fraternity as well as everyone who was touched by the life of this exceptional football ambassador.
Ngcongca, who helped Sundowns win a domestic treble last season, represented Bafana Bafana, the South African national team, more than 50 times, including at the 2010 World Cup.
Ngcongca spent much of his playing career with Belgian side KRC Genk, for whom he made 279 appearances. “We heard the tragic news about Genkie Anele Ngcongca,” reads a statement from the club posted online.
It concluded by saying, “our thoughts are with family and friends of our South African ex-player. RIP Anele.”