'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.

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."

President Jacob Zuma declared official provincial funerals for the late Olympic athlete and Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa.

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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