Joe Mafela, popular South African actor and songwriter died at the age of 75.According to Metro Police spokesperson, Edna Mamonyane, she confirmed that Mafela was involved in a car accident at around 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Mamonyane said: ”We can confirm that at 21:45 on M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton turn-offs there was an accident between a Ford Figo and a bakkie which took place in a construction zone. The Bakkie hit the Ford which caused damage to the left-hand side of the Ford Figo. The driver of the Figo‚ driven by Mr Mafela‚ was declared fatal by paramedics on the scene. His fatal condition may have been a medical condition that was brought in during the accident but an investigation into this is now underway”.
However on social media, the South African government sent a condolence message to the deceased family
‘We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the death of legendary actor Joe Mafela. Ulale ngoxolo tata.. #RIPJoe’ the Twitter message read.