Kaizer Chiefs Luke Fleurs hijack

Kaizer Chiefs announced the signing of the late Luke Fleurs in October 2023. Image: @kaizerchiefs/X.

Kaizer Chiefs to play for Luke Fleurs

Rest in Peace Luke Fleurs. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the DStv Premiership fixture against Chippa United will continue as planned.

Kaizer Chiefs Luke Fleurs hijack

Kaizer Chiefs announced the signing of the late Luke Fleurs in October 2023. Image: @kaizerchiefs/X.

Kaizer Chiefs players and staff have had it hard this week. Luke Fleurs was killed in a hijacking in Gauteng. The club have since made a decision on Saturday’s match in the Eastern Cape.


As reported on Thursday, the 24-year-old central defender was murdered at a petrol station in Honeydew, Gauteng, before his attackers escaped with his car. Kaizer Chiefs staff and players held a prayer at Naturena on Thursday. Amakhosi later announced the decision to honour Saturday’s match schedule. The club said the match will be played in honour of Fleurs.

“While the deep sense of shock and sadness pervades throughout the camp from the tragic loss of one of our own, Luke Fleurs, Kaizer Chiefs will nevertheless go ahead and honour their DStv Premiership fixture against Chippa United on Saturday afternoon,” the club said.

“The Kaizer Chiefs players, to a man, have pledged to dedicate the encounter to their fallen comrade, Luke Fleurs, who was expected to travel with the team to the Eastern Cape this weekend,” the report added.


“It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce that Kaizer Chiefs player, Luke Fleurs tragically lost his life last night during a hijacking incident in Johannesburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. The SAPS are handling the matter and further details will be communicated in due course. May his dear soul rest in peace,” the club confirmed on Thursday.

According to the police report, the incident happened while Luke Fleurs was at a petrol station near his apartment. Two armed men driving a white BMW 1 Series appeared and forced him out of his red VW Golf 8. The Mitchells Plain-born Kaizer Chiefs star was then shot once on the upper body. He was declared dead upon arrival at a local medical centre.

“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 at him with a firearm and took him out of his vehicle, then shot him once in the upper body,” Police reported on the late Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs.

“One suspect drove off with the victim’s car, followed by his accomplice. The victim was taken to the nearest medical care centre where he was certified dead on arrival,” the report concluded.