|Madinda survives near fatal car crash|
|Thursday, 07 March 2013 19:22|
Sikhumbuzo MoyoSOCCER legend Madinda “Khathazile” Ndlovu survived a near fatal car crash in Botswana when his Mercedes Benz car hit a cow, overturned and rolled three times yesterday morning.
The horror crash happened about 100km outside the Batswana capital, Gaborone at around 4am yesterday as he was on his way home. He was travelling alone at the time of the accident.
His elder brother, Marko Dube confirmed the crash but said the former Highlanders and national team winger who is now head coach at Mochudi Centre Chiefs in Botswana, escaped with minor scratches and was actually resting at home.
“It is true that Madinda was involved in an accident but he is fine. We understand he was coming to Bulawayo. Although the information we are gathering is still sketchy, it looks like he hit a cow that had just strayed into the road. His car was badly damaged,” said Dube, whose family are still mourning the death of another brother Adam Ndlovu who died in an accident on 16 December last year just before the resort town of Victoria Falls.
Younger brother Peter Ndlovu survived the accident but sustained serious injuries. He is on the road to recovery.
“I sent my younger brother, Peter Ndlovu (not the soccer player) to Botswana just to find out what happened but obviously we are grateful as a family that he survived,” said Dube.
Meanwhile, fans from across the soccer divide took to the social network site, Facebook, to wish the legendary winger a quick recovery as well as pray for his miraculous survival.
“We thank God for protecting him,” wrote King Mazula on his wall.
Another fan, Lucias Mathew said it was sad indeed and said he hopes Ndlovu will quickly recover from the mishap.
“Eeish Lord interfere, this is your family, these are your children, I pray,” wrote Frank Mihha Ndlovu.
Graham Kamupunga thanked God that Ndlovu survived with David Tlotlanang who sounded like a Mochudi Centre Chiefs supporter writing:
“Get well soon our coach.”