Update On Itumeleng Khune's Tragic Loss

His sister reportedly died in their North West home

By  | Mar 06, 2021, 05:35 PM  | Itumeleng Khune  | Top of the

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This week has been a very sad one for footballer Itumeleng Khune and his family after his sister Mapula was found dead on Thursday at their family home. Daily Sun reported that Mapula died in her room at their grandmother’s house in Tshing, Extension 2, North West. 

Vensterdorp Police spokeswoman, Colonel Adele Myburgh, says they have opened an investigation into the incident. “At 5 am on Thursday we received a call about a lot of smoke coming from a backroom in Tshing. The police broke down the door and found a 27-year-old burnt inside the room. Unfortunately, the lady died.”

A source says Khune’s sister was the victim of a home invasion. It seems she was living in the back room because the main house itself did not burn down. 

“It is not the main house that was burnt down, but an outdoor room where Mapula was sleeping. The incident happened at their grandmother’s house in Venterdorp in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

“Everyone was there when the incident happened. They called the police around 4 am when they realised the room was on fire. When the police arrived, she was burned beyond recognition. The family is now waiting for the postmortem,” said the source.

Khune, the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana goalkeeper, who is the older brother to Mapula, is believed to be home in the North West devastated at what happened. Not so long ago the soccer star had shared a pic of her with heart emoji of which she replied with “Big brother I love you.”

Kaizer Chiefs has released the skipper to allow him time to be with his family in this difficult time in his life.

Kaizer Chiefs skipper and seasoned goalie Itumeleng Khune can't seem to catch a break from the tweeps. The keeper was a victim of trolling. from tweeps, not long ago.

The goalie defended himself by saying:
Clearly this is a debate he will never win!

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The star said that one must learn from their mistakes and become better.
"Learn and Grow – Since you have no control over what has already happened, you need to learn from the past and grow for the future."

Khune reminded everyone that it's not about what happened but how one responds to the mistakes that they made. "Remember always, it’s not what happened that matters most; it is how you respond to what has happened that will make the biggest impact on future performances."

What the Bafana Bafana player is saying is true, however, try telling that to Kaizer Chiefs supporters who are frustrated at the club's lack of form in this season.

Itumeleng often makes headlines for all the wrong reasons. Following the announcement of Minnie's pregnancy - the skipper trended. Tweeps were mocking him for letting Minnie Dlamini slip through his hands.

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Itu recently caught the Duduzane Zuma Challenge bug and also joined the movement. Many of his followers were confused by the manner in which he made his challenge as the man next to him, acting as his bodyguard, carried a mop.

"My love for this song made me do the #duduzanezumaChallenge 🤣 inspiration right there 🕺👌 @bigzulu_sa @rikyrickworld and @intabayasedubainm keep up the great work brothers 🙏 @therealbashjj u nailed it brother."

These days Itumeleng Khune is focused on his 23-year-old wife Sphelele Makhunga. The two share a beautiful baby girl named Zenande Amogelang Khune. The couple has expressed their desire to have more children in the near future.

Main Picture Credit: Itumeleng Khune Instagram Account
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