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Joe Mafela memorial service as it happened

2017-03-23 10:52
Joe Mafela
Joe Mafela (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Veteran actor Joe Mafela will be honoured at a memorial service at the Joburg Theatre on Thursday. 

According to Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane, Mafela died following a car accident on Saturday. The accident happened before 22:00 on the M1 North in Johannesburg.

Anthony Mafela broke the news that his uncle Joe Mafela had died on Twitter on Sunday. 

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Crowds stands up as the family enters. 


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Proceedings are opened with a prayer.


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The SABC Choir sing the national anthem.


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Family members hold each other as they shed tears for Joe Mafela.


 

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Joe Mafela's brother speaks.


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Joe's son Jimmy pays tribute to his father.


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Sonwabile recounts how he met the Mafela family.


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The entertainment industry now pay tribute to Joe.


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Mfundi Vundla speaks about Joe Mafela.


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Tributes continue to pour in for Joe Mafela.


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-TheJuice