Details of the accident that led to Ntuka's passing are sketchy, but it is alleged that the the Free State-born defender was stabbed to death after a brawl at a nightclub.
Michael Hughes of Stellar Africa confirms the sad news.
"I just spoke to his wife for a couple minutes and she confirmed that Ntuka has passed away after being stabbed in a township in Kroonstad."
Ntuka was once in the books of English Premier League side Chelsea, playing for their juniors, before moving to KVC Westerlo in Belgium.
He returned to South Africa to play for Kaizer Chiefs and later SuperSport United.
The former national Under-23 star – who also had five caps for Bafana Bafana – had an unsuccesful trial with Belgian side Oosterzonen Oosterwijk last year. KickOff.com wishes to extend sincere condolences to Ntuka's family and friends. He was a talented player.