He was 37-years-old at the time of his death.
According to his wife, Nomvula, Sekhoto started complaining about stomach problems last Monday.
“We rushed him to the MediClinic in Bethlehem where he was admitted there but unfortunately he passed away on Friday.
“Since last turning out for Santos in 2001 he had returned home to Harrismith where he was running a tavern. But he would also occasionally coach a local juniors team since he was passionate about football,” says Nomvula.
Having broken into the professional ranks with D’Alberton Callies, Sekhoto then moved to Pirates before making a huge impact at Free State Stars from where he was poached by Kaizer Chiefs.
After leaving Amakhosi, Sekhoto moved to Santos where he was a success, playing 68 games and scoring 8 goals before he was transfer listed in mid-2001.
Sekhoto featured regularly in the PSL championship winning Santos side of 2000/01 that was coached by Gordon Igesund.
He will be buried in Harrismith on Saturday.
KickOff.com extends its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends in the Beautiful Game.