Speaking to The Juice, Metro police spokesperson, Edna Mamonyane, said Mafela died following a car accident on the M1 North in Johannesburg.
Taking to Instagram to remember Joe, Nomzamo Mbatha reminisced about her time with the star, sharing a message she posted on his birthday two years ago.
“An absolute privilege and the highest honour. Eternally. #RIPJoeMafela the truest meaning of a legend. SA’s original King of Comedy!!!” Nomzamo wrote.
Take a look her post here: