South Africa mourns three sporting heroes
A joint memorial service will be held at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg on Thursday, for the three South African sporting competitors who died within three days of each other this week. The venue is said to have a capacity of 6 000 and will be open to the public.
Former 800m Commonwealth gold medallist, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, passed away after losing control of his car, causing it to overturn on the R555 in the direction of Witbank in Mpumalanga on Friday evening.
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South Africa's flag carrier in the Commonwealth games
Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, was shot and killed in a robbery, whilst visiting his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus on the East Rand on Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Botshelong Hospital.
Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa
On the 10th of October, female boxer, Phindile Mwelase, was admitted to the Kalafong Hospital in Attridgeville, after being knocked out in the sixth round of a light-middleweight match by Liz Butler. She was later admitted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, where she later died due to bleeding on the brain having been in a coma for two weeks.
Phindile Mwelase, one of the best female boxers in South Africa.
"As a nation we have celebrated the victories of these three national sports athletes together and now we stand together to bid them farewell," Athletics South Africa president, Aleck Skhosana said.
Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba, has delayed naming his squad who will be playing in the last two African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying games, adding that Meyiwa would have been first on his list.
All three sporting stars will be buried in their respective hometowns, this coming weekend.
Photo Caption: Shakes Mashaba mourns the loss of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Senzo Meyiwa.
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