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

The 55-year old John Moeti was both a Pirates and Bafana legend, winning two of the biggest trophies in African football.

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The diminutive midfielder was a member of the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winning squad and a member of the squad that finished runners up in 1998.

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

John Moeti

He also won the CAF Champions League (Cup of Champions) in 1995 with Pirates.

He was capped 29 times for South Africa and featured for the Sea Robbers between 1995 and 1999 before joining SuperSport United.

Sadly, he passed away on Monday morning, his family confirmed via a statement, as first reported by City Press.

“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.

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“We thank you sincerely for your prayers and steadfast support. The family wishes to be afforded privacy during this time of loss, and funeral details will be advised in due course.

“Issued on behalf of the Moeti and Rakhale Family by Family Spokesperson, Victor Rakhale.”


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