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Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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1 Jun 2017
10:32 am

Benni McCarthy is not dead

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy has dismissed reports that he had passed away.

Benni McCarthy (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)

This comes after a report from claimed that South Africa’s all time goal was found dead in his car with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

“South African former striker, Benni McCarthy has died aged 39. Best known for his international goals for South Africa, McCarthy was found dead in his car this morning in London by police. The cause of his death is believed to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds,” read the statement on

McCarthy rushed to twitter to rubbish the reports, shortly after they surfaced.

The 39-year-old wrote on his social media account, “Meanwhile on Facebook, I’m a dead man.”