According to reports, Joe Mafela the legendary South African actor is dead. He died in a car accident. It was confirmed by his family. He died at age 75 years old. It’s understood that the accident happened around 10pm on the M1 north between the Oxford and Houghton offramps in Johannesburg.
He was well-known for his role in popular 90’s comedy, Sgudy’s Snays, and most recently as Tebogo Moroka on Generations: The Legacy.
Mafela’s niece, Millicent Mulelu says the family is still trying to gather information from the police on the circumstances surrounding the cause of the accident that lead to his dead.
“We don’t have the full details of the accident itself but we were informed by the police who came home to tell us the news that they found him at the accident scene and he has lost his life.”
Mafela has been in South African entertainment for over 50 years and was popularly known for his acting and comedy.
He started as a theory writer in 1960 and then became a professional in theatre in 1964.
During his illustrious career, Mafela received two life-time achievement awards: the Theatre Management Lifetime Achievement in 2005, and the Savanna Comics’ Choice award in 2015.
Mafela was also known for his career in music with songs such asShebeleza.
South Africans have sent their condolences to his loved ones on social media.