- Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa paid homage to Motjeka Madisha, who died this weekend after Sundowns' anniversary celebrations
- The minister said that the department was saddened by the news of the young soccer star's passing
- Football coaches and players paid their respects to Madisha on social media
South African Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa paid a tribute to the late Motjeka Madisha, who passed away on the weekend. Madisha was involved in a car accident that took his life. He was 25 years old.
Nathi Mthethwa says that the Department of Sports had been affected badly by the death of Madisha. The footballer was driving in wet conditions when he crashed into a steel pole and his vehicle burst into flames near Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
“Our prayers are with Madisha’s family‚ friends and teammates during this very difficult time‚” said the minister.
Mthethwa said that Madisha was a model professional football player and that he was one of the most promising talented players in Mzansi.
“Another family has lost a son and a breadwinner. We express our deepest sympathy to the family of Madisha‚ Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club and to the nation at large,” said Mthetwa.
Madisha's club Mamelodi Sundowns are still yet to release a statement regarding the footballer. Footballers and coaches sent their respective tributes to the soccer star on social media. Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane also paid tribute to Madisha.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mzansi mourned Motjeka Madisha's passing. Mzansi Mamelodi Sundowns fans awoke to the news that defender Motjeka Madisha had passed away. The news has come after a difficult year with numerous icons falling and people are becoming increasingly eager to welcome in a fresh year, putting the struggle (hopefully) behind them.
Tributes for the late 25-year-old dominated on social media, with citizens reeling from the loss. Take a look at just a few comments from social media below:
@AchieveUbisi: "What a loss. Only 25 years old, a rising star gone too soon #RIPMadisha."
@MatlabaL: "At his prime, and just like that. Life just keeps on reminding us that we're on borrowed time. Ga se ka thato ya rena grootman. Condolences to the family, friends, fans and fam."
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