A locked door, hysteria and dead bodies: Teen describes horror as soccer mates died at Enyobeni Tavern

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Gompo FC players Afika Sebisi, Luthando Ncandana and Mbasa Mpafi escaped unharmed during the chaos at Enyobeni Tavern.
Gompo FC players Afika Sebisi, Luthando Ncandana and Mbasa Mpafi escaped unharmed during the chaos at Enyobeni Tavern.
PHOTO: Malibongwe Dayimani/News24

A sorrowful football player is tormented by the dreadful deaths of his best friends who he convinced to go to Enyobeni Tavern over the weekend.

Mbasa Mpafi, 18, a striker for Gompo Football Club, had convinced his two friends who were part of a group of six soccer teammates to attend a special event at the tavern.

Mpafi's family said the teen blames himself for the deaths of the amateur division club goalkeeper Bongolethu Ncandana and midfielder Mbulelo Rangile.

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