|”Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.”|

South African actors, musicians, artists, government officials, and the public describe the late legendary actor Joe Mafela as a humble, disciplined, and down to earth person who brought a smile to many people’s faces for decades.

Veteran actor Joe Mafela is buried at Westpark cemetery and his funeral service was held at UJ Soweto campus.

Mafela was killed in a car accident at about 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Joburg on March 18. He was 74.

In his tribute to Mafela on Wednesday, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the actor demonstrated that black lives mattered through his craft.

“He demonstrated that black lives matter by asserting characters with powerful personalities, he fought a system that had sought to belittle and denigrate black lives,” Mthethwa said.

5 moments that struck a chord in the hearts of all those that grieved:

1. Women lay on the ground around the casket as part of TshiVenda customs

Joe Mafela given a traditional send off…

2. The TV tombstone of the late #JoeMafela

{The gravestone has a QR code which visitors can scan with their phones to view clips, photos, music videos of the late Joe Mafela}

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3. Tribute by the Queen Mother and King of Swaziland by Mr Lutfo Dlamini

4. Family members and casket entering UJ campus…

5. #JoeMafela ‘s colleagues and friends gathered around his casket

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RIP Mkhulu…

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