Legendary actor, songwriter and film producer #JoeMafela has died in a car accident in Houghton

Condolences have poured in for legendary actor, songwriter and film producer Joe Mafela.

According to reports Mafela was involved in a car accident just before 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg.

Spokesperson for Metro police Edna Mamonyane said, “We can confirm that at 21:45 on M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton turn-offs there was an accident between a Ford Figo and a Isuzu bakkie which took place in a construction zone. The Isuzu bakkie hit the Ford [Mr Mafela] which caused damage to the left hand side of the Ford Figo,” she said.

Mamonyane explained that  Mr Mafela was declared dead by paramedics on the scene.

Investigations are currently underway.


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