South Africa Mourns Veteran Actor Joe Mafela

There has been an outpouring of condolences and messages from across the country from those touched by his work. Mafela was 75, and reportedly died in a car accident - with speculation that he had a heart attack before losing control of his vehicle.



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Legendary actor and director Joe Mafela has died. Here he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Comics' Choice Awards.

  • South Africa:   The EFF Mourns Local Actor Joe Mafela

    News24Wire, 20 March 2017

    In a statement released to the press, the EFF remembers the late Joe Mafela's greatest achievements and send their condolences to his family. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Acting Legend Joe Mafela Passes Away

    SAnews.gov.za, 19 March 2017

    President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences on the passing of legendary actor and filmmaker Joe Mafela, who died in a car accident on Saturday. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Legendary Actor, Director Joe Mafela Dies

    allAfrica, 19 March 2017

    Joe "Sdumo" Mafela, South African TV and theatre legend, has died at the age of 75. There has been an outpouring of condolences and messages from across the country from those… Read more »