PSL star loses wife in car crash

10 March 2016 - 16:57
By Times LIVE

Platinum Stars’ defender Thabiso Semenya's wife was killed in a car accident on Wednesday evening in Rustenburg, the club announced on Thursday.

Thabiso Semenya of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium on December 09, 2014 in Polokwane, South Africa.
Image: Philip Maeta/Gallo Images Thabiso Semenya of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium on December 09, 2014 in Polokwane, South Africa.

The club said that the player, who was driving with his wife to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium to watch his team take on Kaizer Chiefs, sustained “some bruises and is recovering at home from shock.” Stars won 2-0 with striker Ndumiso Mabena netting both goals.

“Unfortunately Semenya’s wife, who was a passenger didn't make it, the club said in a statement.

“We are deeply saddened and sorry! On behalf of the club, the board, the Coach, Technical, the Players and Support staff, we would like to send our deepest condolences to Semenya and the family for their loss,” said Platinum Stars’ General Manager Senzo Mazingiza.

“They are in our thoughts and prayers in these trying times.”

“The club will issue further details concerning the matter at a later stage. For now it is important that we keep Semenya and the family in our prayers and support them in whatever way we can.”