- South Africans bid farewell to Motjeka Madisha as he was laid to rest
- Social media users took to the internet to pay tribute to the Mamelodi Sundowns defender
- Tweeps took the opportunity to reflect on his career and share their opinions of the popular player
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha has tragically passed away in a car accident late last year and his remains are finally being laid to rest.
Social media users have taken to the internet to pay tribute to the late Mamelodi Sundowns player as he is given a send-off.
Tributes have flooded social media as fans say goodbye to the talented soccer player:
"I took him as a brother, whenever I had challenges I would call him, and he would do the same. When I got injured, he was the one to call the medical team on the field, he was the last person to leave the hospital, he was there for me."
"May the Heavens rejoice in your presence, farewell Ace #RIPMadisha."
"Goodbye, and we shall eternally cherish fond memories we had with you, mei laaitie!!!...Oh boy!!!#RIPMadisha."
"Flag of South Africa The late Motjeka Madisha (26) has been laid to rest in South Africa today!"
"His burial took place in Ga-Madisha in Limpopo this morning eight weeks after he died following a motor vehicle crash near the club’s base in Chloorkop."
"#RIPMadisha RoseBroken heart #Sundowns"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has spoken out about player safety on the roads. Jordaan stated that all professional players must begin using services such as Uber for their safety.
Jordaan's statement comes after Anele Ngcongca and Motjeka Madisha were killed in two separate car crashes. Reports say that other suggestions regarding player safety included taking up advanced driving courses.
Jordaan urged players to take precautionary measures when travelling to ensure their safety, especially now that it's the festive season.
In other news, it has recently been established that Mamelodi Sundowns' Motjeka Madisha had been breaking South African coronavirus protocol regulations at the time of his death which occurred earlier this month.
Recent reports state that the young man had tested positive for the coronavirus and had subsequently been placed under quarantine by his team's management. Madisha, however, decided to forgo regulations and still travelled in a car with his friend Thabang "Bhizza" Khakase.
According to sources, the young man, who was supposed to be in a 10-day self-isolation, decided instead to go out with friends and have some fun. According to the source, Madisha and his friend were on their way to pick up some ladies at a popular Thembisa spot.
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