Update: More details have emerged after Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca tragically passed away in a car accident on Monday.
As earlier reported by KickOff.com, Ngcongca was on the verge of being unveiled as an AmaZulu player and was already in Durban after a loan agreement was struck with Sundowns.
The 33-year-old had agreed on a one-year loan with a further option of making the move permenant next season.
However, official sources have confirmed that Ngcongca has succumed to severe injuries sustained during a crash in the early hours of this morning.
Details from police:
"At 05:00 this morning, a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini," revealed SAPS Brigadier Jay Naicker.
"A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for medical attention.
"The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. A case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation by Mtunzini SAPS."
Ngcongca enjoyed a stunning career which led him to Belgium, where he turned out for KRC Genk, and France, where he served Troyes in Ligue 1 for a season, before returning to South Africa to join The Brazilians.
He also earned over 50 senior international caps with Bafana Bafana, including an appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
KickOff.com conveys our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Ngcongca.
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