25-year-old South African star Motjeka Madisha has died in a car crash which occurred in the early hours of today, Sunday December 13.
The Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana centre-back was involved in the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning in Johannesburg, two days after his former Downs teammate Anele Ngcongca was laid to rest having also died in a car crash in Durban on November 23.
The South African police which confirmed the incident, said in a statement;
“It happened around 02:00 at Zuurfontein Road, Chloorkop next to ABC Auto parts. A scene of accident of a white BMW… Two occupants in the car were burnt and one of them was beyond recognition and were certified dead by Ekurhuleni Emergency Services.
“The car was travelling from the direction of Kempton Park towards Tembisa. Seemingly, driver lost control and the car hit a steel board displaying pole with the backside and caught flames.”
Madisha was a key Downs player this season, featuring in five PSL games and the MTN8 quarter-final defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic. He is also part of the South African National football team.
Tributes have poured in online following news of his tragic death.
#RIP #MotjekaMadisha, we are heart broken. The @Masandawana defender passed away in a car accident in Johannesburg, in the early hours of this morning. Our condolences to his family, friends and football fraternity. ?????? pic.twitter.com/znJ5FXmekI
— South African Football Players Union (@SAFPU_Official) December 13, 2020
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) December 13, 2020
Unfortunate reports regarding Madisha
We have become aware of certain media reports concerning Motjeka Madisha and will make an announcement in due course.
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) December 13, 2020
It is with great sadness that we learn the passing of Motjeka Madisha. Our thoughts are with Sundowns, his friends, and his family ? pic.twitter.com/UczAEUusWs
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) December 13, 2020