'Mbulaeni Mulaudzi had the best send-off'
The national flag was flown at half-mast in Limpopo on Saturday, where Mulaudzi was laid to rest.
JOHANNESBURG - Athletics South Africa (ASA) President, Aleck Skhosana, says former world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has finally received the send-off he deserves.
Mulaudzi was laid to rest yesterday in the small village of Muduluni in Limpopo.
He died in a car accident in Mpumalanga last week.
Politicians, government officials and fellow athletes joined the Mulaudzi family in bidding the sports hero a final farewell.
Skhosana said, "The send-off was the best, the South African Police Services and Collins Chabane giving his parents the national flag was quite symbolic and emotional."
The national flag was flown at half-mast in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo on Saturday, where the two were laid to rest.
Meanwhile, a joint memorial service for the two and late professional boxer Phindile Mwelase, was held in Johannesburg on Thursday, where thousands gathered to pay tribute.
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