He was 79.
In paying tribute to Ngema, Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung described him as one of the most religious supporters and officials of Amakhosi.
“I have known him since 1960 when I played for Pirates as a youngster. He was a prominent supporter of the club (at that time).
“He was a man with a strong personality and was passionate about his love for the club and people.”
Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza said: “He was a selfless man. When we were denied playing in Soweto, he availed his cars for us to honour those games in Durban and other areas.
“His house was a home to many players who came from outside Soweto. He was one of the pioneers in forming supporters branches for Pirates.
“I want to thank Kaizer for looking after Mr Ngema when he retired and continued being there for him,” said Khoza.
Stanley “Screamer” Tshabalala, Free State Stars chairman Mike Mokoena and BidVest Wits co-director George Mogotsi have sent their condolences to the Ngema family and Chiefs.
Meanwhile, Chiefs’ current and yester-years players also sent their heartfelt messages to the family and friends.