- Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo was stabbed in Durban on Saturday
- He had been invited to speak at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)
- He was rushed off to the hospital for treatment and details are still not clear as to what sparked the incident
Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo was attacked on Saturday morning and reportedly stabbed according to his Twitter account.
He had been invited to speak at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) sports event when the altercation took place. It is not clear what sparked the incident.
The former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was rushed off to the hospital.
“Brilliant Khuzwayo was invited to speak at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) sports event. Right before he could make his address, a male, believed to be a MUT student, stabbed him and he was rushed to the hospital. A case has been opened with Umlazi SAPS,” the Twitter post read.
His fans wished him a speedy recovery upon learning what had happened to him.
"So it ended in tears for you? I’ll surely get to the bottom of this and justice will prevail. Perpetrators would be brought to books and law will take its course! Be rest assured. Speedily recovery Mfana omdala."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Brilliant Khuzwayo is no new name in the world of football. He is a famous South African footballer who played for the Kaizer Chiefs. The handsome lad earned his first cap for the senior national team. In 2019, the footballer made the big announcement that he would be leaving The Chiefs after completing his six-year contract.
He has proved his talent and skills in the football arena. His passion for the game was quite evident in the various matches that he took part in. As a result, he gained a large fan base, which rallied behind him in his games. His early retirement news in 2019 came as a shock to most people as he had a bright career ahead of him.
In other news, Since lockdown essentially cancelled organised sport across the country, Mzansi football players have had a lot of extra time on their hands.
Briefly.co.za took a look at five different footballers and what they got up to during lockdown.
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