Former Zimbabwe Warriors and Highlanders defender Cleopas Dlodlo died Monday in Johannesburg after receiving a blow to the head with a brick while intervening in a pub brawl in the Hillborough section of the city, local Zimbabwean sources said.
Friends of Dlodlo said he was working as a bouncer at a pub near the establishment in which the fatal incident occurred, but was off duty at the time.
Dlodlo took the pub security job after retiring from the Kaizer Chiefs league team.
Former Warriors teammate Adam Ndlovu told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the death of the former player was tragic as he had much more to contribute to society and left two daughters behind.
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