Sinethemba Jantjie is dead. Jantjies death occurred after a car accident in the early hours of Monday April 1, 2019.
The death of the 30 year old Free State Stars midfielder was also confirmed by Ea Lla Koto in an official statement released on Monday that read:
“It is with great sorrow that the club reports on the passing away of one of our players Mr. Sinethemba Jantjie.
“Mr. Jantjie passed away in the early hours of the morning when his car was involved in an accident. We will inform you of the funeral and memorial arrangements after meeting with the family.”
How Sinethemba Jantjie died in car crash
Sinethemba Jantjie was killed in a car accident in Bethlehem on Monday April 1st, 2019. The 30-year-old Free State Stars winger died when his vehicle was involved in a collision around 6am.
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Jantjie’s business manager, Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi, refused to comment on his Jantjies death. Rantsi Mokoena, Stars general manager, requested that he speak to the player’s family before making a statement to the media.
Jantjie has no parents. So they are trying to get in touch with his sister before releasing a statement.
Sinethemba Jantjie’s Funeral
Dates and details about Sinethemba Jantjie funeral and memorial arrangements will be made public after meeting with his family.
Before his sudden death, Jantjie was due to join BidVest Wits at the end of the season after signing a pre-contract with the Johannesburg-based club.
Jantjie made a name for himself at the Free State Stars and Wits after joining the club from Mbombela United in 2016.
He almost joined Kaizer Chiefs in 2017, but the proposed deal never materialised after parties involved failed to reach an agreement.
In January 2010, Jantjie signed a pre-contract with Bidvest Wits as his contract with Ea Lla Koto was coming to an end on June 30.
He was set to join his new club on July 1, 2019, to try and take his football career to another level and perhaps catch the eye of national team coach Stuart Baxter.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.