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Theo Fleurs expresses his emotions and feelings towards his late son, Luke Fleurs.

Theo Fleurs
Fallen Kaizer Chiefs defender Luke Fleurs’ father, Theo Fleurs.

The South African football community is mourning the loss of a promising talent, Luke Fleurs, a defender for Kaizer Chiefs and a former Olympian.

The 24-year-old’s life was tragically cut short in a hijacking incident at a petrol station in Florida, Johannesburg, on April 3rd.

Arrests and Court Proceedings

In the wake of the tragedy, six individuals have been apprehended for their alleged involvement in the crime.

Theo, Luke’s father, expressed a tumultuous mix of emotions upon learning of the arrests and the recovery of his son’s stolen vehicle.

As the accused face trial, Mr. Fleurs prepares himself for the harrowing task of confronting them in court.

Theo Fleurs: A Father’s Joy Turned to Sorrow

The initial joy of the South African Police Service’s success in locating the stolen car quickly turned to sorrow for Mr. Fleurs.

The reality of his son’s absence overshadowed the fleeting moment of relief.

“I don’t know what I will do,” he shared, reflecting on the complex feelings of a parent in the face of such a loss.

Remembering Luke’s Legacy

Despite the pain, Theo holds onto pride for his son’s achievements.

Luke lived his dream of playing for the Chiefs, one of the pinnacle experiences in South African football, and represented his country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

“I am super proud of my son, and what he achieved in life and gave to his country,” Mr. Fleurs stated, honouring Luke’s memory as a “true warrior” for his nation.

A Memorial to Celebrate a Life

Amakhosi organised a memorial service at FNB Stadium to celebrate Luke’s life and contributions to the sport.

The event served as a testament to his impact on the game and the hearts he touched throughout his career.

The story of Luke Fleurs is one of triumph and tragedy, leaving a legacy that will be remembered by his family, friends, and fans.

As the legal proceedings continue, the focus remains on honoring the memory of a young man who fought passionately for his team and country.

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