Mable Khumalo, the mother of former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Doctor Khumalo, has died.
In a statement released by the Premier Soccer League (PSL), the association's chairperson Irvin Khoza praised her for "nurturing" her son's talent and guiding him to superstardom.
The statement read:
One of South Africa’s football families have lost their matriarch.
Mme Mable Khumalo, mother of Doctor Khumalo, has departed. Our hearts and prayers are with the Khumalo family.
We received the sad news of the passing of your dear mother Mme Mable Khumalo at this difficult time when our nation and the world are in lockdown.
We are grateful to Ausi Mable for her role besides the legendary late Eliakim ‘Pro’ Khumalo for nurturing an era-defining talent, Doctor Khumalo.
May her soul repose peacefully.
- Compiled by Sport24 staff