Mzansi is heartbroken following the premature death of beloved soccer icon, Sinethemba Jantjies. The Free State Stars player tragically passed away after a horrific car accident this weekend.
Condolences and sympathy has been pouring in as South Africa pays tribute to Sinethemba Jantjies.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the 30-year-old Free State Stars player had died in a car accident in Bethlehem this past weekend.
Jantjies had been poised on the edge of an exciting new career opportunity, with a position with the Bidvest Wits on the table for later in the year.
Fans took to social media to lament the loss of such a promising young man, sending their love to both his family and his team.
As people came to terms with Jantjie's death, some grasped for tangible reasons why Mzansi had been robbed of a rising star.
Theories have poured in, blaming everything from the make of his car to the lifestyles of soccer players, putting them at risk.
Either way, people are devastated and no amount of surmising will replace the gaping hole Sinethemba has left in his wake.
Here are just a few of the tributes posted in his honour:
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