Comedian and biker ‘Bongo’ laid to rest

2010-02-08 00:00

POPULAR comedian Mandla “Bongo” Thabethe was buried yesterday at Ashley cemetery in Pinetown.

Bikers came in their numbers from far afield to pay their last respects.

Thabethe died when he crashed his Harley Davidson last week.

A friend, Fanzile Zondo of Springs, said: “He was a good man who loved his work. We will always have his jokes and advice.”

Said comedian Ndumiso Dlamini, “Mandla had his way of ensuring everyone around him laughs.”

Bongo’s wife, Mapula, wrote a poem, which was read aloud.

The funeral was attended by many celebrities, including DJ Tzozo, Deli Malinga of Generations, Zola 7, veteran actor Ronald Mqwebu, Xoli Zondi and comedian Celeste Ntuli.

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