Famous Orlando Pirates supporter Mandla 'Mgijimi' Sindane dies

Mgijimi Orlando Pirates fan during the Absa Premiership match between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at New Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 07, 2020 in Polokwane, South Africa.
Mgijimi Orlando Pirates fan during the Absa Premiership match between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at New Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 07, 2020 in Polokwane, South Africa.
Image: Philip Maeta/Gallo Images

The famous Orlando Pirates supporter Mandla “Mgijimi” Sindane has died.

Sindane died in eMalahleni in Mpumalanga‚ Pirates’ secretary of the supporters branch for eMalahleni‚ Puleng Semela‚ confirmed on Tuesday.

“I can confirm that he has passed on‚” Semela said.

“According to his father they found him in his place where he was staying at around 11am. He had left the family [the day before] and he went to go and sleep where he was staying in eMalahleni.”

The cause of death has not been established.

Sindane was known for covering his body with white paint‚ and wearing all white overalls‚ and for being a charismatic presence in the stands at Buccaneers matches and events.

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