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Mondli-Cele (Gallo Images)
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Johannesburg - South African Premier League footballer Mondli Cele died Sunday after the car he was a passenger in plunged into a river near eastern city Pietermaritzburg.

The tragedy occurred a few hours after the 27-year-old scored for Maritzburg United in a 3-3 Premiership thriller against famed Soweto club, Orlando Pirates.

Cele and another passenger died when the driver lost control of the car, a provincial transport department spokesman said. A third passenger survived.

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