The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture expresses his deepest sympathy on the passing of Modjeka Madisha

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13 Dec 2020

Today, we woke up to the news of the untimely passing of Mamelodi Sundowns Defender and Bafana Bafana Centre-back, Modjeka Madisha, who lost his life in a car accident earlier this morning. This is a very sad and painful period in South African football, which has now lost two outstanding players, as this past week we buried Anele Ngcongca in Cape Town, who also perished in a car accident. 

Minister Nathi Mthethwa said, “Madisha, who was only 25 years old, was an extremely gifted player. He was a model professional and one of the most promising footballers in the country. 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.”

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has been hard-hit by the news of this tragedy. Our prayers are with Madisha’s family, friends and teammates during this very difficult time. 

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