6 February 2023 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legend John Moeti.

Family spokesperson Victor Rakhale confirmed the news and said Moeti passed away in the early hours of Monday morning (6 February 2023). 

“It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of John “Dungi” Moeti,” Rakhale told www.www.safa.net.

“John suddenly took ill eight months ago and was receiving specialist medical care. He succumbed to his illness in the early hours of this morning (6 February 2023) at home, surrounded by his family and brethren in prayer.

“We thank you sincerely for your prayers and steadfast support. The family wishes to be afforded privacy during this time of loss, and funeral details will be advised in due course.” 

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan wished healing thoughts and comfort to the family.

“The South African Football Association and I wish to convey our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sorrow to the family and friends of Dungi Moeti,” the SAFA President said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and friends.”