Shakes Kungwane: Gone but not forgotten


On this day in 2014 (May 28), the SA football fraternity was in mourning following the passing away of one of the country’s football sons, Isaac ‘Shakes’ Kungwane.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Manning Rangers midfielder was 43 at the time of death.

Today, exactly six years later, FARPost remembers Kungwane, who was known for ‘Kasi Flavour’.

Kungwane fell sick and was admitted to ICU, but unfortunately couldn’t make it.

Born in Alexandra, Johannesburg, Kungwane had his longest stint at Chiefs from 1990 – 1998 and after retiring from football in 2002 because of injuries, he went on to become a football analyst.

“He was very funny. You hardly find people with original lines like that. He would make you laugh even if you were not in the mood for laughing. But he also knew his game,” Kungwane’s friend and colleague Robert Marawa told EWN at the time.

May his soul rest in peace.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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