Late Golden Arrows defender Nkanyiso Mngwengwe will be laid to rest this coming weekend in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
The 30-year-old former Abafana Bes’thende captain succumbed to a suspected heart failure during the wee hours of Monday morning, before being confirmed deceased upon arrival at the hospital.
His brother, Mphathi Mngwengwe has confirmed that the late footballer will be laid to rest on Sunday at his home place KwaNyafu in KZN.
“He will be laid to rest KwaNyafu esigodini [area] saso Phukwini. That’s our home area. The funeral is on Sunday,” Mngwengwe told KickOff.com.
“We all know my brother did not only belong to our family but also to many people that would have loved to come and pay their last respects on Sunday.
“However, we are working hand in hand with authorities and police to make sure we adhere to all the restrictions and follow the health and safety guidelines in terms of the COVID-19.
“That’s why we have also tried to limit the number of speakers during the funeral service, ” he said.
Mngwengwe is survived by his fiancé and two kids.