South African Athletics

Mulaudzi laid to rest

2014-11-01 13:11
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was laid to rest at his home village of Muduluni in Limpopo on Saturday, SABC reported.

Some of the dignitaries who reportedly attended his funeral were Gauteng premier David Makhura, acting Limpopo premier Rudolf Phala, and Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi.

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane delivered the eulogy, where he urged young South Africans to emulate Mulaudzi's spirit of patriotism.

Chabane handed the South African flag to Mulaudzi's parents at the end of the burial, which was part of a provincial official funeral.

Also in attendance were fellow athletes Khotso Mokoena and Caster Semenya, reported the SABC.

Mulaudzi, an 800m star, died in the early hours of October 24 when his car overturned on the R555 road in Mpumalanga.

He was the flag bearer for South Africa at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and he became South Africa's first black athlete to be ranked number one in the world.

His list of accolades also includes titles at the World Championships, World Indoor Championships and the African Championships.

After a decorated career spanning over a decade, the 34-year-old retired last year.

Read more on:    mbulaeni mulaudzi  |  athletics

Italy's Rosa joins Team Sky

2016-10-27 17:29

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.