Originally by The Chronicle

A Highlanders Football Club supporter who was battling for life at the Mpilo Central Hospital Intensive Care Unit  following a freak accident during a match between Bosso and Shabanie Mine last Sunday, has died.

Prince Ncube (49), who was a soldier based at Lookout Masuku Barracks, formerly known as Llewellyn Barracks on the outskirts of Bulawayo, was seriously injured while celebrating a goal by Highlanders who won the match 3-1.

Prince, who is suspected to have been drunk at the time, fell from the highest point of the rail poles which divide the sittings bays in the stadium.


Nicknamed “Ndwangu”, Ncube was popular for his stunts of sliding from the top of the rail poles to the ground in celebration of goals by his favourite football club, Highlanders.

Bulawayo Metropolitan Province acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Abednico Ncube said Ncube died at around midnight yesterday.

“I can confirm receiving a report of the death of Prince Ncube, a male aged 49 who was last Sunday injured after falling off the terraces at Barbourfields Stadium. He succumbed to the serious body injuries he sustained and passed on yesterday at around 12 midnight,” he said.

Ncube fell towards half time of the match and was rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital where he was admitted.