Tovey is now recuperating at home having spent seven days in hospital.
“I would like to thank everybody, the South African public, my family and the hospital staff; I feel touched and humbled,” said Tovey who watched highlights of last night’s CAF Champions League final between Zamalek of Egypt and Mamelodi Sundowns at home.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Sundowns for becoming champions of Africa. They lifted the spirits of all South Africans. Job well done and once again congrats,” added Tovey.