The former colourful Amakhosi supporter was sent to his final resting place in Katlehong, East of Johannesburg in the presence of football supporters as well as Kaizer Chiefs Management team. He has been there through thick and thin for his beloved team when supporting football team was not as fashionable as it is now. Mguyo is one reliable supporter who never missed a single Chiefs game until his tragic accident in 2002 which left him chronically ill. Since then he has been in and out of hospital until he succumbed last week Wednesday, just before he could witness his team lift the MTN8 Trophy against their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.
All speakers present spoke one word about Mguyo, that of love he had for Chiefs and his family. The up and coming young supporters learnt a lot from him for he always shared his knowledge with fellow fans and supporters. Mukwevho, Machaka, Mdokies, Itu Mashele, Zama-K, MaNellies, Mavusana, Philly 072, Nomawethu, Ngcobo 2010, Skhalazo and many more, would have learnt a thing or two so that the pride of the team can continue, without failure. William ‘Ntjebe’ Tshabalala will have to take over from Mguyo since they shared the same sentiment in terms of unique entertainment at the stadium.
Saddam has been with him since the formation of Kaizer Chiefs when it was still known as Kaizer IV in the late 60’s. ‘We travelled together since 1970 when I crossed-the-floor from Moroka Swallows so much that some people even confused me as the one who passed on. I met Mguyo at the stadium and since then we have been a united front for over 3 decades. He was very quite and opposite was the case with me. He was always a crowd puller due to his late-coming grand entrance. Vuvuzela was not his weapon but a much more noisy siren was his utensil. He was a man of integrity, full of peaceful love. Mguyo has indeed travelled and it is now up to us to take the journey to the next level. We must love one another and stop talking bad about our fellow supporters. We must respect our Chairman and behave like supporters we are, let us not forget what we are, our players need our support. We must build a strong supporters forum where we can share ideas to increase supporters’ attendance at our games, especially home games. May his soul Rest In Peace’. Saddam Maake is the Kaizer Chiefs supporter number 1 who would do anything to encourage all supporters to behave well at the stadium.
Philly Sebola, reporting from Katlehong.