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#RIPJoeMafela: Tributes pour in for veteran actor

23 March 2017

Legendary actor, Joe Mafela died in a car accident on Saturday evening at the age of 75.

The news was confirmed in a statement by Metro police spokesperson, Edna Mamonyane on Sunday.

"We can confirm that at 21:45 on M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton turn-offs there was an accident between a Ford Figo and a bakkie which took place in construction zone” she said.

“The Bakkie hit the Ford which caused damage to the left hand side of the Ford Figo. The driver of the Figo [Mr Mafela] was declared fatal by paramedics on the scene. His fatal condition may have been a medical condition that was brought in during the accident but an investigation into this is now underway." 

Mafela was best known for his role as Sdumo in ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi and was a popular character on Madam & Eve.

Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to him.

May his soul rest in peace.