Great personalities and several other enthusiasts of entertainment and creativity, have  thronged in their numbers to the venue  where Veteran actor Joe Mafela will be honoured at a memorial service at the Joburg Theatre on Thursday.

According to Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane, Mafela died following a car accident on Saturday. The accident happened before 22:00 on the M1 North in Johannesburg.

Anthony Malefa announced the information that his uncle Joe Mafela had died on Twitter on Sunday. Sparking off emotional reactions from well wishers and loved ones.