Legend Joe Mafela Dead After Car Accident.

Legend Joe Mafela Dead After Car Accident.




TshisaLIVE reporting that veteran actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on Saturday night at around 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg.

Mafela's car was hit by a Bakkie in construction zone on M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton turn-offs causing damage to the left hand side of Mafela's car. He was declared fatal by paramedics on the scene

"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, driven by 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," Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane allegedly told TshisaLIVE in a statement.




Mafela's nephew, Anthony Mafela, also confirmed the news on Twitter this Sunday morning.

"Sad news.. My Uncle Joe Mafela passed on last night," Anthony said.
Sad News.. My Uncle Joe Mafela passed on last night," Anthony tweeted.

Mafela's family didn't confirm the news yet.

Joe Mafela was born in 1942 in Sibasa, Limpopo Province. Mafela made his acting debut in 1964, when he appeared in the feature movie “Real News” directed by Peter Hunt. In 1974 he co-starred in South Africa’s first black feature film, “Udeliwe” with Cynthia Shange. His television career took off when starred in the Zulu Language sitcom “Sgudi ‘Snaysi/it is good”¦ it is nice”, in which he portrayed the character of “Sdumo.” This sitcom went on to become a major hit in black television as it ran to 78 episodes on SABC.

May his soul rest in peace.

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