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Good news for struggling Dumisa Ngobe

Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana legend will begin speech therapy next week as he continues his rehabilitation after he suffered a stroke during the Easter holidays.

The 48-year-old, who now works for the Emalahleni Local Municipality, has a speech impediment as a result of the stroke, but fortunately his body escaped relatively unscathed.

Ngobe says SAFA representatives, including doctor Thulani Ngwenya, visited him recently and agreed to foot the bill for the medical expenses.

“It was tough initially as I couldn’t read or write but I can now do that. I can now walk, drive and I am in the gym so all is slowly going back to normal without any need to depend on anyone,” he told

“I have been told not to rush because if I do that then I feel like I am losing energy. According to what I have been told the recovery of my speech is a process that I don’t have to rush.

“The people from SAFA said they are here to assist me in my road to recovery. They told me that anything that I need for my process of recovery to speed up then I shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch with them.

“Right now I have started the speech therapy and the bill will be under SAFA. They came here with the doctor, who understands the medical side better and so they said I should send everything to them.”


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