- Itumeleng Khune's sister has tragically passed away in a fire
- She was staying at her grandmother's house in Tshing when the room she was sleeping in caught alight
- Police have opened an investigation into the incident, a person close to the scene suspects foul play
Tragedy has struck, Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's sister Mapula Khune has sadly passed away. The details are not clear yet but what is known is that she perished in a fire.
She was staying at her grandmother's house in Tshing. Police have started an investigation and it is presumed that an intruder broke in.
The coroner still needs to perform a postmortem and conduct forensic tests to learn more about the tragic incident.
According to reports from the Daily Sun, Mapula, who was affectionately known as Meiki was sleeping in an outside room at her gran's house.
Colonel Adele Myburgh confirming the incident in Tshing, Extension 2.
“At 5am on Thursday we received a call about a lot of smoke coming from a backroom in Tshing,” said Myburgh according to The Citizen.
Police were alerted when people noticed flames coming from the room at around 5am. A Daily News informant said that Mapula was attacked.
The authorities could not provide more details are awaiting the forensic report, while they wait the police will continue to investigate the incident.
Itumeleng is reportedly devastated about what has happened, he is currently in the North West.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a clip of a man who looks shockingly similar to South African goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, drunk and having fun at an unknown groove, has been shared online by a popular Twitter user, @Kulanicool.
While it is unclear whether or not the person in the clip is actually Khune or when exactly the clip was taken, it has resulted in the soccer star trending on SA Twitter streets since early this morning as many South Africans shared their thoughts on Khune.
"Khune is a happy gent," Kulani captioned the post.
In other news, Itumeleng Khune is no longer the captain of Mzansi's Kaizer Chiefs. Khune has been replaced by the team's defender Ramahlwe Mpahlele coach Gavin Hunt confirmed after a disappointing match against KZN's AmaZulu.
Khune seems to be having a bad spell in his career as of late after he played for the first time yesterday in nearly two whole months. The goalkeeper is also said to have lost a big endorsement deal with Danone's Danup.
In the meantime, South African football fans have headed online to share their thoughts about Khune's demotion from captaincy. While many thought it a good idea, others were on the fence about it.
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