Cape Town - Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's tragic death has triggered immediate reaction from two star South African athletes - 2009 women's 800m world champion Caster Semenya and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena.
"Just lost a brother, a friend, a very good friend,"
"May your soul rest in peace. I love you man, will always love you CHAMP."
Mokoena tweeted: "I have lost a brother, a friend, a champion.
Sad news to my soul. Will miss you my brother. RIP. Death be not proud."
Former world 800m champion Mulaudzi, 34, died on Friday in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting.
Just lost a brother, a friend very good friend!! May your soul rest in peace Mbulayeni mulaudzi! I love you man will always love you CHAMP!!— Caster semenya (@Themightycaster) October 24, 2014
I've lost a brother, a friend, and a national hero!!!Sad news to my soul.. I've just learned the news… http://t.co/7FvvOn7wCO— khotso mokoena (@mokoenajumper1) October 24, 2014