Mutombo still alive


The Orlando Pirates website carried the news on Saturday night that the DR Congo coach had died in Belgium, but Mutombo’s agent, Bajo Bujani, has confirmed to that this is not the case.

_quote “I have received a call from Mutombo's close relative in DR Congo yesterday saying that he is alive, but still lying in a coma in hospital,” Bujani says.

"The news about Mutombo's death was flighted over the radio in DR Congo, but this morning we got another version of the story when we got a call from his relative saying that he is still alive but in a coma.

“The relative said Mutombo is still relying on a life support machine, but that there was a little bit of a panic about his health when there was power failure in hospital over the weekend."

Condolences have been flowing in thick and fast to the DR Congo since the news about Mutombo's alleged passing was reported.