The Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) would like to convey its deepest condolences to the family of cultural worker, Joe Mafela, his friends and the entire community of his fellow cultural workers and activists.
For many decades, Mafela occupied the trenches as one of our country’s entertainers who provided commentary about our social condition while simultaneously assisting to ease our burdens through, in particular the genre of comedy.
His passing in a motor vehicle accident once again highlights the need constantly to keep road safety as one of our important national priorities.
Witty, humorous and deeply humane, Joe Mafela will be sorely missed.
Issued by the Thabo Mbeki Foundation
March 20, 2017