CSA shocked by mur­ders

Afro Voice (National Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - DIKELEDI RAMABOPA

CRICKET South Africa (CSA) has ex­pressed “shock and deep sad­ness” at the killing of two of its coaches and the crit­i­cal in­juries to two oth­ers in an in­ci­dent in Laudium on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

The de­ceased were iden­ti­fied as Given Nkosi, 24 and Charl­son Maseko, 26, who were em­ployed as Laudium Cricket Club coaches. KFC Mini-Cricket co­or­di­na­tor Kag­iso Ma­subelele, 27 and Laudium Hub head coach and co­or­di­na­tor Obed Har­vey Ag­bo­madzie, 27, were se­verely in­jured in the at­tack and are in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

CSA chief ex­ec­u­tive Ha­roon Lor­gat and North­erns Cricket Union chief ex­ec­u­tive Jac­ques Faul both com­mented on the in­ci­dent yes­ter­day.

“This has come as a huge shock to the en­tire Cricket South Africa fam­ily,” Lor­gat said.

“Th­ese are all ded­i­cated cricket ad­min­is­tra­tors and coaches who have been mak­ing a huge dif­fer­ence to the com­mu­ni­ties in which they op­er­ate, pro­vid­ing an im­por­tant source of up­lift­ment and hope, par­tic­u­larly to our youth.

“In­deed, what they have been do­ing goes far be­yond the game of cricket. On be­half of the CSA fam­ily I ex­tend our deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­ily, friends and col­leagues of those who have lost their lives and we pray that those who are in­jured will make a quick and com­plete re­cov­ery.”

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