Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha has died in a car accident in the East Rand, Johannesburg, in the early hours of Sunday.
Madisha passed away aged 25 and his death comes two days after his former Downs teammate Anele Ngcongca was laid to rest, having also perished in a car crash in Durban on November 23.
“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,” Police confirmed as per Far Post.
“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.”
Various reports also confirmed the tragic incident but Sundowns said they will release an official statement "in due course".
"We have become aware of certain media reports concerning Motjeka Madisha and will make an announcement in due course," the club said.
The South African Football Players Union as well as some Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs sent in condolences.
The accident occurred just after Sundowns celebrated their 50th anniversary on Saturday night although the defender did not attend the event.
Madisha was a key Downs player this season, featuring in five PSL games and the MTN8 quarter-final defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic.
He was also part of the Bafana Bafana fold.