Sunday Dec 13, 2020. 10:55
South African football has suffered another tragedy following the passing of Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana defender Motjeka Madisha in a car accident in the early hours of Sunday, December 13.
The 25-year-old reportedly crashed his car into the pole of a billboard on Zuurfontein Road in Chloorkop, Ekurhuleni.
His death comes less than a month after the passing of former Sundowns teammate and South African international Anele Ngconga, also in a car accident.
“Police in the early hours of Sunday morning responded to the scene of a fatal car crash where two male victims both aged 25 perished,” the police said in a statement, as quoted by IOL.
“The driver allegedly lost control of the BMW 1-Series and crashed into the pole of a billboard.
“The car caught fire and the driver who was trapped inside perished, while the passenger whose body was partially burnt, was found next to the car and he too was declared dead on the scene by Ekurhuleni Emergency Services.”
Madisha made his name with M Tigers and Highlands Park before signing with Sundowns in 2016, where he helped the club win multiple honours, including a treble of trophies in the 2019-20 season.
He made his debut for Bafana Bafana in 2017 and went on to make eight appearances for the national team, scoring one goal against Botswana in the 2018 Cosafa Cup.