How did John Moeti die? Orlando Pirates legend cause of death explained

John Moeti
John Moeti


John Moeti aka Dungi, a former midfielder for the Orlando Pirates has passed away. Let’s see, how did the legendary player die and John Moeti cause of death in detail.

How did John Moeti die?

The famous soccer player, John Moeti passed away on Monday morning, according to a statement from his family. He had fallen ill recently.

Victor Rakhale, the family spokesperson, released the following statement on behalf of the Moeti and Rakhale family:

“It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of John “Dungi” Moeti.”

“John suddenly took ill eight months ago and was receiving specialist medical care.

John succumbed to his illness in the early hours of this morning (6th February 2023) at home, surrounded by his family and brethren in prayer.

We thank you sincerely for your prayers and steadfast support.”

Who was John Moeti?

John was an Orlando Pirates’ midfielder and captain. He also played for SuperSport United.

Moeti made 29 appearances for Bafana Bafana between 1995 and 1999, scoring one goal.

He won the CAF Champions League in 1995 when the Pirates defeated the ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast in the championship match.

John Moeti cause of death:

John Moeti, a 1996 African Cup of Nations champion for Bafana, died at the age of 55.

John Moeti cause of death was illness. Funeral arrangements will be made known as soon as possible. His family requests privacy during this difficult time.

He died at his home on Monday morning following a long illness. However, the type of illness he suffered was not mentioned.

Tributes to John Moeti:

Makonco posted,

Rest In Peace John Moeti
Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana legend John Moeti has sadly passed away in the early hours of Monday.

Soccer Laduma posted,

Former Orlando Pirates captain and club legend John Moeti has passed away. RIP

Menzi Mntungwa posted,

Sad News! John Moeti Passed Away after succumbs to illness.

Orlando Pirates Supporters posted,

“The South African Football Association (SAFA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legend John Moeti. Family spokesperson Victor Rakhale confirmed the news and said Moeti passed away in the early hours of Monday morning (6 February 2023).” – SAFA

Thomas Mlambo tweeted,

Heartbreaking news Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana legend John Moeti has sadly passed away.


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