On Wednesday, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has sent its condolences to the family of former Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.
The party said it joins the South African football fraternity in mourning Bartman’s death, describing it as a loss to the sport.
Nhlanhla Msimango, IFP KZN Provincial spokesperson on Sports and Recreation, said: “We are really taken back by the death of Bartman. He was a pillar in the football fratenity. It’s a loss to the entire football fraternity. Bartman has left a baton. It’s like a relay, his part is done. Like the Apostle Paul said I have run a good race. He ran a good race and we thank him for all what he did.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to the PSL clubs, to his family and the Maritzburg United family at large. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period.”