Maritzburg United midfielder Mondli Cele has died in a car accident, KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu confirmed.
Speaking to eNCA on Sunday morning, Mngomezulu traffic reporter revealed that the car crash happened in the early hours of the morning at around 5am.
Mngomezulu added that there were four occupants in the vehicle, Cele with three ladies.
According to Mngomezulu one of the ladies – a SABC journalist – also died in the accident.
Cele died upon arrival at the hospital.
Mngomezulu said she cannot speculate that heavy rains caused the accident as widely reported and two counts of culpable homicide are part of the investigation
Cele scored the opening goal in a 3-3 draw against Orlando Pirates yesterday