THE LEGEND OF ZOLA MAHOBE, and the Mamelodi Sundowns story

: Lepati (D.) and Kirkinis (N.)

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192pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022


Zola Mahobe (1954-2013) bought the soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns at the age of 31. By offering huge amounts of money to attract top players, he grew Sundowns into one of South Africa’s leading teams. In 1987 it was discovered that his mulitmillionaire lifestyle had been funded by money stolen from Standard Bank by his mistress, Tebello "Snowy" Moshoeshoe, a teller who had deposited around R10-million into fictitious accounts. Mahobe was arrested and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Moshoeshoe received a 10 year sentence.

"A great South African tale, encompassing crime, intrigue, politics, money and, of course, soccer!" Mark Gleeson, soccer commentator, SuperSport