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Luke Fleurs was remembered in a memorial service this week. Images via Instagram: @sydni_fleurs

‘Heaven must be a vibe’: Luke Fleurs remembered in memorial

Family and friends attended a memorial service for the late Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs, who was killed in a botched hijacking.

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Luke Fleurs was remembered in a memorial service this week. Images via Instagram: @sydni_fleurs

Family and friends of the late Kaizer Chiefs Luke Fleurs have held a memorial service in his honour.

Last week, the 24-year-old was shot and killed in a botched hijacking. At the time, he had driven his VW Golf 8 GTI to a petrol station in Honeydew, Johannesburg.

The bubbly footballer had signed a deal to move from SuperSport United to Amakhosi late last year but had yet to make his playing debut.


In pictures shared on Instagram, loved ones of Luke Fleurs gathered for his memorial service on Monday, 8 April.

According to his sister Sydni, “all his favourite people gave such a beautiful speech”, including his brother Joshua.

Sharing pics of the late soccer star, she added: “You were indeed the embodiment of goodness of God. I love you so much.

“Heaven must be a vibe.”

The family has yet to announce a date for his funeral service.


Meanwhile, Luke Fleurs’ family is calling for justice for his murder.

According to Gauteng South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo, a case of murder and car hijacking has been opened for investigation. No arrests have been made yet.

Masondo told IOL: “While waiting to be served by the petrol attendant, he was confronted by two armed males who came driving a white BMW 1 Series.

“The suspects pointed him with a firearm and took him out of his vehicle. Then shot him once on the upper body. One suspect drove off with the victim’s car, followed by his accomplice.”

Luke was rushed to the nearest hospital but was certified dead on arrival.


Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs management has been criticised by fans for allowing the squad to play just days after Luke Fleurs’ death.

This is following their 2-0  defeat by Chippa United over the weekend.

@UncappedLekoko tweeted: “Kaizer Chiefs shouldn’t have played ka weekend. I don’t think the players were ready psychologically. Past results aside, that was a tough ask from the team.”

Here’s what other Amakhosi fans had to say:

@NalaThokozane: “Kaizer Chiefs players were affected by this tragic loss of Luke Fleurs and may have found it difficult to travel to East London.”

@NerdZulu: “Why they were not given a week’s break?”

@makhubedureube1: “Why didn’t they ask the PSL to reschedule? Poor decision-making on the part of management.”

@JohannesNdlang1: “I think we are too hard on Chiefs players. They still dealing with the loss.”