The Lions have put out a statement expressing sincerest condolences following news of the passing of former junior player Muzi Manyike.
The former age-group player went missing last November and on Tuesday – three months after his disappearance – he was confirmed dead, with circumstances surrounding his death still unknown.
‘The Lions family is absolutely devastated today to hear of the passing of one of our former Lions players, Muzi Manyike,’ the statement read.
‘Muzi, the Lions will miss you dearly and will always cherish your love and respect for the game, your rugby brothers, and the support staff. Our sincerest condolences and respect of privacy to the Manyike family in this time of anguish.’
Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli also sent his condolences to the Manyike family.
‘On behalf of myself, our chairman, Mr Altmann Allers and everyone in Lions Rugby, I want to send our deepest sympathies to the Manyike family. We honestly cannot believe it and it’s hard to find words right now.’
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