Legendary actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on Saturday Night
Metro police have confirmed the death of actor Joe Mafela, following an accident on Saturday night.
Metro Police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane confirmed to TshisaLive earlier this morning that Joe Mafela was involved in a car crash last night, at around 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg.
“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. 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,” said Mamonyane.
A family member, Anthony Mafela took to twitter to confirm the devastating news.
“Sad news.. My uncle Joe Mafela passed on last night,” Anthony wrote
— Anthony Mafela (@zaaibooconcepts) March 19, 2017
Since news of his death broke out, tributes have been pouring in for the legendary actor, with fans sharing some of their fond memories of him and roles that he made an impression on them the most.
Political parties have also paid tribute to Joe Mafela, including the ANC and president Zuma himself, the EFF and the DA.
His life’s work and his contribution to South Africa tv and stories told just can’t be ignored. Its a deep loss to SA . . . may his soul rest in eternal peace. #RIPJoeMafela