One of South Africa's most loved actors, Joe Mafela passed on last night following a car accident.The accident happened about 10pm last ni
One of South Africa’s most loved actors, Joe Mafela passed on last night following a car accident.
The accident happened about 10pm last night on the M1 north between Oxford and Houghton offramps 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 driven by Mr Joe Mafela. Mr Mafela was declared fatal by paramedics on the scene.
In 1952 they moved to White City Jabavu, a township that was conceived as temporary shelters for many families removed from one of the squatter settlement that sprang up in Soweto in the 1940s.
Mafela’s family remained in White City for another five years before moving to Tshiawelo Township. This move was consistent with the expectations of local authorities at the time. Tshiawelo was set aside for Africans considered to have originally come from the Limpopo Province. These included the Venda (Mafela is a Venda), the Tsonga and to a lesser extent, the Balobedu. Mafela’s family was resident in Tshiawelo until 1990.
Although Mr Mafela made his mark in this planet he would solemnly be missed by his fans, and may his soul rest in peace.