Mooki devastated after car accident
Mooki devastated after car accident

Posted in News on Oct 23, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs veteran midfielder Thabo Mooki was left devastated after a fatal car accident that left one person dead on Sunday, but team manager Bobby Motaung says the player is recovering well.

The accident took place in Columbine Avenue in Mondeor, southern Johannesburg on Sunday, when two pedestrians were trying to cross the road. According to Motaung, Mooki tried to avoid the two but unfortunately hit one man who later died on the scene.

"Thabo was not injured but obviously he was deeply devastated. You can imagine the shock and trauma that he went through when that person died.

"But Thabo never ran away after the accident," says Motaung. "In fact he called the ambulance which I believe only came two hours later. The matter is now in the hands of the police and we will await the outcome. But on our part, myself and Putco visited the Dlaminis (family of the deceased) and Thabo will also help with funeral arrangements."

"We are deeply saddened by this and would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. We will do all we can to make things easier for them during this time of sadness."

Motaung says the midfielder received proper counselling from the team and the fact that he visited the Dlamini family will help him recover physiologically. Mooki is in the team that will travel to Durban on Saturday for the league match against African Wanderers. “I think he will be ready to play," Motaung says.

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