A police contact close to The Citizen supplied the above image of what we are told was the accident scene that claimed the life of beloved entertainer Joe Mafela on Saturday night.
Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane told TimesLive in a statement that Mafela was involved in a car accident at around 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg.
“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 bakkie which took place in construction zone. The Bakkie hit the Ford which caused damage to the left hand side of the Ford Figo. The driver of the Figo, driven by Mr Mafela, was declared fatal by paramedics on the scene. His fatal condition may have been a medical condition that was brought in during the accident but an investigation into this is now under way,” said Mamonyane.
The medical condition he was referring to was reports that Mafela may have had a heart attack.
Tributes have been pouring in all day for the veteran actor, musician and producer.