Joe Mafela. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko
A social media storm is brewing over the alleged R89 000 charged by Grace Bible Church for the memorial of one of Mzansi’s stars, Ntate Joe Mafela.

A memorial service for the veteran actor, Joe Mafela 'Sdumo', will be held at Joburg theater, on Thursday, March 23, at 11am.

Mafela died after a car accident on the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.


The news was shared by former Generations actor Mangaliso J. Ngema on Facebook on Wednesday, March 22, following a meeting between the family and the church.

He wrote:

Ngema has since apologised for disclosing the information. Tweeps, however, are not prepared to put the matter to rest. The subsequent rant over the fee put Grace Bible church at the top of the trending list. While some expressed their disappointment, others defended the church, stating that "facilities need to be maintained".