Lucky Maselesele, Former South Africa Player Beaten To Death

Former Kaizer Chiefs, Maritzburg United, and Black Leopards midfielder, Lucky Maselesele, 41 was reportedly beaten to death by angry community members for allegedly stealing electricity cables.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, October 16, said police received a complaint of community members assaulting an unknown man on Wednesday night. 

Masondo said;

“When the police approached, the group ran away, and the police managed to apprehend two suspects,”

“It is alleged that the deceased was accused by the community of stealing electrical cables in the area. He was certified dead on the scene by the paramedics.”

The deceased had since been identified as Maselesele.

Masondo said both suspects were charged with murder, and one had since appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court.

The matter was postponed for a formal bail application.

Henry who played for Kaizer Chiefs between 1998 and 2004 having come through its youth ranks, was known for his dribbling skills and high work rate. He was capped once at international level.

After moving to Maritzburg United, the soccer player’s career spiralled downwards after being banned for testing positive for cocaine.

In 2009, the newspaper The Witness reported that the midfielder received a two-year ban from the SA Football Association’s disciplinary committee.

Meanwhile, his former clubKaizer Chiefs has conveyed condolences to his family in a statement issued on Sunday, October 17. 

“Kaizer Chiefs is saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa’s talented footballers, Lucky Maselesele,” the statement read.

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