Photos Luke Fleurs

Photos Luke Fleurs, Image via Instagram @lukefleurs25

Luke Fleurs was not alone in his car the night he was killed

Kaizer Chiefs footballer Luke Fleurs was brutally shot and killed during a hijacking in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Photos Luke Fleurs

Photos Luke Fleurs, Image via Instagram @lukefleurs25

Slain Kaizer Chiefs defender Luke Fleurs had two other passengers in his red VW Golf 8 GTI when two hijackers attacked him at a Constantia service centre in Florida, Roodepoort, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday night.

According to a source who spoke to Sunday World, the former SuperSport talisman did all he could to prevent the hijackers from stealing his car.


Video footage, which has been handed over to the police, reportedly reveals that Fleurs had two passengers in his car that fateful. When two men who were in a white BMW 1 Series (used as a getaway car) got out to attack Fleurs, two others remained inside the car. At that moment the two young boys in Fleurs’ car got out of the vehicle and ran towards the back of the petrol station to hide.

The source revealed that the footballer fought the two armed hijackers with his bare hands before one of them shot him.

“During the scuffle, Fleurs yelled, ‘No malome, you cannot do this,’ to the hijacker in the driver’s seat. They overpowered him, and one of them shot him at close range in the left side of his chest,” said the source.

In a statement on Thursday, Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel, Mavela Masondo, revealed that Fleurs was taken to the nearest medical care centre, where he was certified dead on arrival. No arrests have been made at this stage.


Fleurs was born in Mitchells Plain and moved to Fish Hoek after signing with Ubuntu Academy in 2013, which he represented in the National First Division.

He joined SuperSport United in 2018 and spent five years with the Pretoria-based club before joining Chiefs last year. Fleurs was a member of the SA Olympic team at the Tokyo 2020 games.


In a statement on Thursday, the South African Football Association (SAFA) said it was saddened by the footballer’s passing.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said football has been dealt a huge blow with the passing of the former South African youth international player.

“We woke up to the heartbreaking and devastating news of the passing of this young life. This is such a huge loss for his family, friends, his teammates and football in general. We are all grieving this young man’s passing. May his dear soul Rest in Peace,” the SAFA President said.