Joe Mafela - A legend gone too soon

2017-03-23 06:03

Actor, writer, producer, director, singer and businessman Joe Mafela died at the age of 75 on Saturday.

According to Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane, Mafela died following a car accident. His nephew Anthony Mafela broke the news of his uncle’s tragic passing on Twitter on Sunday.

Joe “Sdumo” Mafela was born 1942 in Sibasa, Transvaal, and was brought up in Kliptown and White City Jabavu, in Soweto, near Johannesburg. The actor co-starred in the first all-black movie made in South Africa, as Peter Pleasure in Udeliwe in 1974. And went on to work with director Peter R. Hunt in the 1976 film, Shout at the Devil.

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