Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Maimane Phiri has been discharged from the hospital after surviving a shooting incident in Alexandra on Thursday, 30 December 2021.

The football legend expressed his gratitude to the people of South Africa for showing him support during the difficult time.

Phiri is currently recovering well at his home under the watch of his family.

“On December 30 2021, I was involved in an unfortunate incident outside my place of business in Alexandra,” read the statement released by Maimane Alex Development Foundation.

“I cannot say anything about the matter as it is under police investigation.

“I just want to take this time to thank the loving people of SA for their well wishes, prayers and support you have shown me and my family through the past two weeks. From the bottom of my heart I say thank you.

“I have since been discharged from hospital and am continuing with my recovery at home surrounded by my family and close friends.

“Finally, I want to send a special thank you to the medical staff of Edenvale hospital and Netcare Milpark for their outstanding work.”

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