Johannesburg – Legendary South African actor, Joe Mafela (75) died in a car accident on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton road off-ramp on Saturday evening.
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar has confirmed the news.
Minaar said, “We can confirm that at 9.45 on M1 north between the Oxford and Houghton turnoffs there was an accident between a Ford Figo and a bakkie which took place in the construction zone”.
Mafela started his acting career at age 22 playing the role of an editor in the movie, ‘Real News’.
From there Malefa excelled and started exploring the entertainment industry.
He worked as a producer, director, singer and actor in many different shows.
Malefa has left a remarkable imprint within the lives of South African’s. Gracing our screens with one of his best portrayal’s as the lodger S’dumo in the ‘Sgudi, Snaysi’ (Is Good, Is Nice) sitcom featured on SABC1.
The loss of this legend of Mzansi comedy leaves many of us in turmoil…
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Here are some of our local celebrities who pay their tribute to Mafela:
1. Thando Thabethe
When you are given the opportunity to MEET let alone WORK with someone you grew up watching as a child, THAT is a privilege. To say it was an Honor Mkhulu to work with you is down playing just how much it has meant to me. I will miss your humor, humility, kindness, patience, wisdom!!! I don’t get this death thing, but ya here we are…RIP Mkhulu 💔💔 I’m sad today very sad
2. Nomzamo Mbatha
3. Pabi Moloi
— Pabi Moloi (@PabiMoloi) March 19, 2017