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Two top PSL stars who died of AIDS related illnesses revealed

HIV continues to be a public health problem around the world. South Africa is expected to have the largest HIV pandemic in the world in 2021, with 7.7 million people living with HIV.

Antiretroviral drugs help save lives because science and medicine have made them possible. As a result, not everyone with HIV gets AIDS.

The United Nations (UN) made December 1st World AIDS Day in 1988. Tuesday was also a day for the world to bring attention to the spread of AIDS and remember those who have died from it. In South Africa, we know of two football players who died from illnesses caused by AIDS. We talk about these two well-known former PSL players.

1. Thabang Lebese

South African football fans know all about Thabang Lebese because, at the height of his career, he was one of the few players to play for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, and Moroka Swallows.

After a long stay in the hospital, Thabang Lebese died in February 2012 at the age of 38. This was sad news. After he died, his mother, Florence Lebese, would tell the public that he died of an illness related to AIDS. At no point did anyone treat him differently because he had HIV.

2. Sizwe Motaung

Over the years, some of South Africa's best players have come from the province of Kwa Zulu Natal. We were also lucky to have Sizwe Motaung, who kept us glued to the TV. During his best years, the defender who won the AFCON in 1996 got to play for Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, just to name a few.

On August 16, 2001, the sad news came out that he had died. Sizwe Motaung, who was 31 years old, died of an illness related to AIDS at his home in Newcastle.

Sources: Motaung Lebese

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