Reports indicates that Cheetahs midfielder Howard Mnisi escaped death while attempting to evade a Guinea fowl on Sunday. The accident occurred outside Senekal in the Free State.
It is believed that Mnisi, who was on his way to Bloemfontein, lost control of the vehicle when he tried to avoid a guinea fowl in the road. He however emerged unscathed from the accident.
Mnisi signed a two-year deal with the Cheetahs in May, having been on the Southern Kings’ books since 2019.
The 30-year-old played Super Rugby for the Lions between 2015 and 2018.
Before that, he made a name for himself at Griquas (2013-14) and also played Super Rugby for the Cheetahs in the same period.
In 2016, Mnisi played for the SA ‘A’ team against an England Saxons touring team and was tipped by many for higher honours.
However, injuries at crucial junctures in his career curtailed his hopes for Springbok recognition.