Joe Mafela dies in car crash


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Joe Mafela's life in pictures

She said that when paramedics arrived at the scene Mafela was found unconcious.

“They tried to revive him but he was declared dead at the scene.”

Mamonyane said that the family travelling in the bakkie were not injured in the collision.

Mafela was also not found with any injuries caused by the accident but Mamonyane said authorities would probe the incident.

“The matter is under investigation.”

As news of Mafela’s death broke, tributes continued to pour in on social media for the renowned actor, writer, producer, director, singer and businessman.

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Although he most recently took on the role of Tebogo Moroka in popular local soapie Generations: The Legacy, he has a career which spans decades.

This includes starring roles in local sitcoms 'Sgudi 'Snaysi, Going Up and Madam and Eve.

Mafela also dabbled in the music world as his popular hit ‘Shebeleza’ was a theme song during the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament.

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