Bethuel Madisha (centre) paid a fine of R2 500 after his son's funeral

Madisha's father found guilty


Motjeka Madisha's father Bethuel Madisha has been found guilty of contravening Covid-19 regulations at his son's funeral on Saturday.

Madisha Snr was set to appear at the Lebowakgomo Magistrate's Court today on two charges after police said he contravened the country's rules and regulations regarding funerals.

He also resisted arrest after the funeral of his son, the late Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana defender Motjeka Madisha, in Ga-Madisha village on Saturday.

Members of the South African Police Service caused an uproar when they invaded the Madisha homestead armed with rifles on Saturday and threatened to arrest Bethuel Madisha for breaking the Covid-19 protocol.

Mr Madisha has since avoided jail-time by paying a fine of R2 500 for the offence after it was found that more than 50 people attended the occasion.

He was also charged for resisting arrest but that charge was later dropped after discussions with the Senior Public Prosecutor.

Mogatle Police Station spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo officially confirms that Madisha Snr was found guilty of contravening Covid-19 protocols but the charge of resisting arrest has been dropped.

"The police attended to the matter and have taken action against the family," Mojapelo tells

"This is following a huge number of mourners who attended the funeral in contravention of the regulations under the Disaster Management Act as adjusted under lockdown alert level three."

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Police raid Madisha's funeral with rifles

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No government funeral for Madisha