Residents of Driekop, the home
He died on his way to Polokwane, where he was to spend the night before meeting government officials to discuss the launch which was scheduled for next month.
Community members describe him as a community builder. He had plans to develop young sports stars in the villages. His visit yesterday was meant to finalise those plans which would bear fruit from the third of November.
Police Accident Response experts say it appears Madigage's car swerved off his lane to avoid hitting a donkey on-coming traffic when he smashed into a trailer.
His family is still reeling from the shock as they had just seen him in high spirits. "Yesterday, I was with him from 6h30 until 9h00. He was coming to see me because I am ill. We made jokes and everything then he left at 8h45," says family representative George Ranto.
Meanwhile, what was meant to have been a ceremony celebrating
The South African flag at SAFA House will hang half mast until after Madigage's funeral and a moment of silence will be observed for him at this weekend's Telkom Knockout and National First Division fixtures.
Madigage leaves behind his mother, a brother, three sisters, three wives and seven children.
Funeral arrangements are underway.