Veteran actor, Joe Mafela (75), died in a motor car accident on Saturday evening at 21H45
According to Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokeswoman, Superintendent Edna Mamonyane, Joe was travelling alone at the time and was confirmed dead at the scene.
The accident happened at around 21:45 on the M1 between Houghton Drive and Oxford Road.
Mamonyane said Mafela collided with an Isuzu bakkie which hit his Ford Figo.
The DA also sent the condolences:
“The DA is saddened by the passing of veteran actor, Joe Mafela, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
A constant feature during our childhoods, through his work in television, theatre, film and music, Joe has made us cry, made us laugh and he made us think.
He was a celebrated entertainer, who was awarded the Theatre Management of South Africa Lifetime Achievement Award at the Naledi Theatre Awards and became the first black person to be awarded with a Grand Prix at the Loerie Awards.
Joe was a stalwart of the South African entertainment industry, and we will never see the likes of him again.
We will always remember you as the loveable Sdumo from S’gudi ‘Snaysi.
Generations will not be the same without our beloved Uncle Tebogo.
Rest in peace Bra Joe. Your legacy will live on in our hearts forever.”