'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 a 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 underway‚' said Mamonyane.The South African government in a Twitter post Sunday, sent a condolence message to the deceased's family.
'We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the death of legendary actor Joe Mafela. Ulale ngoxolo tata.. #RIPJoe.'The award-winning actor was born in 1942.