20 April 2018 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) is in mourning following the untimely death of SAFA National Executive Member (NEC) Mzimkhulu Ndlelo on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. He died together with his female partner.
Ndlelo who passed on at the age of 51 was former President of SAFA Chris Hani Region in the Eastern Cape.
He was involved in an unfortunate and tragic incident where his partner also lost her life.
Ndlelo’s association with the game started way back in 1979 when he was an amateur player in the early 80s. Upon hanging up his boots he became involved as a manager and coach of Citizen Football Club in Queenstown, Eastern Cape.
In 1992 he became a member of the Queenstown District Football Association, before assuming the position of General Secretary five years later – the same year he formed his own club, the New Nation Superstars Football Club.
It was in 1999 when he was appointed the President of the Queenstown District Football Association, and a year later was elected into the SAFA-Border Executive Committee.
In 2005 he became the President of the Lukhanji Football Association, and the President of SAFA-Chris Hani Region in 2006. He was selected into the National Executive Committee (NEC – which is the highest decision-making body), a position he held until he passing on.
MAY HIS AND HER PARTNER’S SOUL REST IN PEACE!
MZIMKHULU NDLELO FACT FILE:
KNOWN AS: MZI
NATIONALITY: SOUTH AFRICAN
OCCUPATION: BRANCH MANAGER – Small Enterprise Development Agency in Komani.
1979 – 1989: FOOTBALL PLAYER
1990: COACH/MANAGER OF CITIZEN FOOTBALL CLUB
1992: MEMBER OF QUEENSTOWN DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
1997: GENERAL SECRETARY OF QUEENSTOWN DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
1997: ESTABLISHED OWN CLUB i.e. NEW NATION SUPERSTARS FOOTBALL CLUB
1999: PRESIDENT OF QUEENSTOWN DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
2000: MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE OF SAFA-BORDER
2005: PRESIDENT OF LUKHANJI FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
2006: PRESIDENT OF SAFA – CHRIS HANI REGION
2010: NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF SAFA