Phetla’s funeral arrangement

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According to Phetla’s younger sister, Cilliah, the funeral service will start at Mamelodi Community Hall at 07h00 before proceeding to Old Mamelodi West Cemetery at 10h00.

Phetla, who has been battling with illness for more than a year, passed away at 16h45 on Sunday. He is survived by his wife and child.

Sundowns supporter, Easy Mashaba, who grew up and played amateur football with Phetla in Mamelodi, has described his late friend as a 'real gentleman' and an outgoing person.

“The last time I was with Solly was during the Mandela Birthday party at Loftus Stadium. It looked like he was recovering well and it’s sad that he has passed away.

“He was like a young brother to me and I have great and fond memories of him playing soccer as a youngster in the dusty streets of Mamelodi. I have lost a great friend and may his soul rest in peace.”

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