Kaizer Chiefs’ Luke Fleurs lost his life in a hijacking in Honeydew

BY: LETHABO MATHOLE

The South African football community is in mourning following the tragic death of Kaizer Chiefs defender, Luke Fleurs. Fleurs fell victim to a botched hijacking incident in Honeydew, Johannesburg north, on Wednesday night. The loss of the 24-year-old player has sent shockwaves through the sports world, with heartfelt condolences pouring in from fans, officials, and fellow athletes alike.

Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo stated that Fleurs was fatally shot by a single bullet to the upper body while driving a red VW Golf 8 GTI into the petrol station on 14th Avenue.

“The suspects pointed a firearm at him and forced him out of his vehicle, then shot him once in the upper body. One suspect drove off with the victim’s car, followed by his accomplice,” said Masondo.

In a statement on the social media platform X, Kaizer Chiefs confirmed the news of his passing, adding that the police are handling the matter.

Masondo provided a detailed account, stating, “One suspect drove off with the victim’s car followed by his accomplice.” He continued, “The victim was taken to the nearest medical care center where he was certified dead on arrival.”

Additionally, Masondo emphasized, “Police have opened a case of murder and car hijacking for investigation, and no arrests have been made yet.”

Fleurs joined Chiefs as a free agent in October after being released by his previous club, SuperSport United, in September.

Sports Minister Zizi Kodwa shared on X that he is saddened by the news of Fleurs’ death, noting that another young life has been cut short due to violent crime.

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