Bafana Bafana Mokoena Nyathi robbed

Former Bafana Bafana stars Aaron Mokoena and David Nyathi. Images: X.

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Aaron Mokoena and David Nyathi, former Bafana Bafana footballers, were robbed at gunpoint. Here are a few new details on the event.

Bafana Bafana Mokoena Nyathi robbed

Former Bafana Bafana stars Aaron Mokoena and David Nyathi. Images: X.

Another day, another armed robbery in South Africa. This time two former Bafana Bafana players were victims.

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According to SABC Radio journalist Xoliswa Zondo, Mokoena missed a scheduled interview on 5fm.

After failing to answer his phone, Zondo later discovered that Mokoena lost his phone and other belongings after he was robbed at gunpoint, together with David Nyathi.

“We were meant to interview former Bafana captain, Aaron Mokoena, for 5FM on Friday,” Zondo said via X.

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“We were so disappointed when he didn’t take our calls, and to now find out he and David Nyathi were robbed at gunpoint the same morning has truly broken my heart. His car, phones, etc, stolen,” she concluded.


According to an anonymous source who spoke to the Sunday World, the suspects seemingly had inside information.

They specifically targeted the two Bafana players’ room and held security guards hostage.

“We suspect that it is an inside job. The criminal elements knew exactly who was in the resort,” the source told the outlet.

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“They held the security guards hostage and demanded that they take them to the rooms where Mokoena and Nyathi were sleeping.

“They started at Mokoena’s room, got the security to call him and to open the door. Mokoena woke up and they kicked the door as he was opening and entered the room.

“They then grabbed Mokoena and took him to Nyathi’s room where they called him with Mokoena’s cellphone and repeated the same tactic.

“As they were loading their loot into Mokoena’s car, Nyathi escaped and ran for safety. They then drove off in Mokoena’s car,” the source concluded.

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