South African Footballer Motjeka Madisha was killed in a terrible car crash in the wee hours of Sunday, 13 December, in Johannesburg. The death news of Bafna and Mamelodi Sundowns' player has devastated the fans. The football fraternity which is yet to recover from the death of another footballer Anele Ngcongca, who died on 23 November.
The South African Football Players Union confirmed the news and condoled the death of the young player on Twitter. "#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. [sic]" it wrote.
A report on Eyewitness News claims that Motjeka Madisha was travelling with another person, whose name has not been revealed yet.
The pictures and the video clipping from the accident spot clearly show that the vehicle is beyond recognition. "The exact cause of the accident is still unknown, but we can confirm that the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a stationary object and the vehicle caught alight," the website quotes William Ntladi from Ekurhuleni Emergency Services as saying. He was 25.
9 Footballers Die in Accident
Since 2003, nine footballers have been killed in car crashes in the country. They are Anele Ngcongca, Sinethemba Jantjie, Mondli Dlamini, Mondli Cele, Cecil Lolo, Richard Henyekane, Mpho Gift Leremi and Lesley Manyathela.
Motjeka Madisha's Last Social Instagram Post
The fans are immensely pained to see his last social media post, which was apparently a tribute to Anele Ngcongca. Motjeka Madisha posted a picture of Ngcongca and captioned, "Lala Ngoxolo Tata 16 Forever in our hearts. [sic]"
Motjeka Madisha was a regular member in Sundowns since 2015. He played 13 matches for South African national team between 2015 and 2020.
The fans of football have expressed their condolence messages on Twitter: