January 21, 2021

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In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini.

“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics,” said the statement.

According to the IPSS, a female driver was trapped in the wreckage having sustained “critical injuries” but was freed and is now in hospital.

Ngcongca, 33, had been 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.

“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,” said a joint statement from the two clubs.

Ngcongca (center) wins possession during an Africa Cup of Nations game against Cape Verde in January 2013.Ngcongca (center) wins possession during an Africa Cup of Nations game against Cape Verde in January 2013.

Ngcongca, who helped the 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 on home soil.

“This 2020 has been a terrible year; economically, socially and we have lost many of our beloved ones,” said South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan.

“Anele’s death just sums up this dreadful year.”

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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,” said a statement from the club posted online.

“Our thoughts are with family and friends of our South African ex-player. RIP Anele.”

CNN’s Rosanne Roobeek contributed to this report.

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Former South Africa international defender Anele Ngcongca has died in a car accident on Monday. The news was confirmed by his Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu.

Ngcongca, 33, was a member of South Africa squad at the 2010 World Cup and started the 2-1 victory over France, winning 53 caps over seven years in the national team. His last appearance was in 2016.

He also spent nine seasons at Belgian side Genk, competing in the Champions League in five of those and making 279 appearances. The right back was named in the club’s team of the century in 2015 alongside Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

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We vernemen het tragische nieuws van Genkie Anele Ngcongca. Hij overleed in een auto-ongeluk. In totaal speelde Anele maar liefst 279 wedstrijden voor KRC Genk. Onze gedachten zijn bij familie en vrienden van onze Zuid-Afrikaanse ex-speler. 😢

RIP Anele 💙#krcgenk #mijnploeg pic.twitter.com/zLAPidYicn


November 23, 2020

Ngcongca was a passenger in the vehicle as it lost control on a highway 31 miles north of Durban. The female driver is in a critical condition in hospital.

“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics,” Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said in a statement.

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DURBAN (Reuters) – South Africa international defender Anele Ngcongca was killed in a car accident on Monday, his Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu have confirmed.



a close up of Anele Ngcongca: South Africa's Ngcongca lines up before the start of a friendly match in Port Elizabeth


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South Africa’s Ngcongca lines up before the start of a friendly match in Port Elizabeth

Ngcongca, 33, was a member of South Africa squad at the 2010 World Cup and started the 2-1 victory over France, winning 53 caps over seven years in the national team. His last appearance was in 2016.

He also spent nine seasons at Belgian side Genk, competing in the Champions League in five of those and making 279 appearances.

The right back was named in the club’s Team of the Century in 2015 alongside Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Ngcongca was a passenger in the vehicle as it lost control on a highway 50 kilometres north of Durban. The female driver is in a critical condition in hospital.

“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics,” Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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