Minister Mbalula saddened by the passing of Dr Petrus Molemela
The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa Mr. Fikile Mbalula has learned of the sad passing of Dr. Petrus Molemela.
Dr. Molemela was the founder and former owner of Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club.
"The history of football in South Africa is rich with contributions from legends like Dr. Molemela. His sad passing presents a huge loss in the football fraternity. We can draw lessons from his life that was an inspiration and motivation to work hard in the development of football. In 2012, the department of Sport and Recreation SA honored Dr Molemela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his immense contribution. Recently, with the Premier of Free State, we opened an upgraded stadium in Bloemfontein named after him. It is these amongst many accolades that demonstrate the legend that he was. More to this, I am happy that we had an opportunity to celebrate his contribution when he was still with us." Minister Mbalula commented.
Minister Fikile Mbalula expressed his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Molemela and to the entire football fraternity.