Condolences from the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture on the passing of, " Mama" Mantwa Khoza


18 January 2020

The Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture under the leadership of Minister, Nathi Mthethwa has learnt with shock and sadness of the passing of 'Mama' Mantwa Khoza, the wife of Premier Soccer League Chairman and owner of Orlando Pirates Football Club, Dr Irvin Khoza. The passing of Dr. Khoza's Wife was confirmed by the PSL in the statement they issued yesterday evening.

"Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go to the Chairman of the Premier Soccer League, Dr. I Khoza, his family, and close associates during this time of loss. " Words can never be enough to afford the family cushion during this difficult time however, we pray that GOD affords them strength,courage and comfort during this time", stated Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

"Mama Mantwa remains one of those gallant ladies who stood firm behind their husbands irrespective of the adverse challenges they faced in this journey of life. " May the soul of Mama Khoza rest peacefully and may the Khoza family find comfort in all our prayers" - Stated Nocawe Mafu (Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture)


Issued by Ministry and Department of Sports, Arts and Culture

Asanda Magaqa (Spokesperson Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture)

072 372 6807


Mickey Modisane (Chief Director Marketing and Communications)

Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa

082 992 0101