Former Amazulu and Warriors player, David Mkandawire has died, Soccer24 reports. He is reported to have collapsed and died early this week.
News of Mkandawire’s passing on was announced by Tendai Ndoro, known for having come to Mkandawire’s assistance when the later was struggling economically.
Said Ndoro on Instagram:
In the message, Ndoro said: “Rest In Peace big David, u are in safe hands now 💔💔🙏🙏😢😢”
Mkandawire who had stints with AmaZulu in Zimbabwe, the University of Pretoria in South Africa and played in India, is said to have collapsed and died early this week.
The former defender touched the hearts of several people when he was spotted roaming the streets of Johannesburg, begging for food in 2016. He had fallen on hard times, and Ndoro along with South African sportscaster Robert Marawa led a campaign to assist him.
South African Football Association (Safa) and the South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) also chipped in with help and assisted him to acquire a coaching licence.