The late Stofile, who is also former Chief whip of African National Congress (ANC) was in charge of sports in the country from 2004 to 2010.
“On behalf of SAFA and the entire football fraternity, I want to express my deep sadness on the departure of yet one of our heroes. May his soul rest in peace. To his family, take solace from the fact that the former Minister contributed immensely to the new dispensation. This is really a sad day for all of us,” said Dr Jordaan.
“I had the opportunity of working with the late Minister from 2004 until 2010 and here is an individual who knew his sport like the back of his hand. His immeasurable contribution to the game and liberation of the country are well documented.”
At the time of his passing on, Stofile had been serving as South Africa’s Ambassador to Germany.
The former Sports Minister was born in Adelaide in the Eastern Cape on December 27, 1944.