SGUDI’SNAYSI ‘SDUMO’ IS DEAD
MBABANE – Swazi fans of veteran South African actor Joe Mafela have expressed sorrow and grief over his passing away, news many woke up to yesterday morning.
The seasoned actor was involved in a car accident on Saturday night.
He is said to have then experienced medical complications which resulted in his death in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The actor famously known as Sdumo, became popular through one of the most followed South African comedy series in the 90s, known as ‘Sgudi’Snaysi’ where he played the leading role.
On this role he was a tenant who ended up being considered as a family member. He also got a nickname from his tenant who called him ‘Imbungulu’ because of his behaviour.
Apart from acting, Sdumo (74) was also a singer as he recorded an album which became popular through one of its hit songs titled ‘Shebeleza’. Sdumo passed on Saturday night after being involved in a tragic car accident on M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton turn-offs.
He was driving his Ford Figo which was hit by a bakkie which caused damage to the left hand side of the car, Sdumo was declared critical by paramedics on the scene. His critical condition may have been as a result of the impact of the hit when the accident occurred but an investigation into this is now ongoing.
Among those who confirmed the death of the actor who was now part of the lead actors on South Africa’s popular series, Generations The Legacy, yesterday morning was Metro Police Spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.
She confirmed 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 9.45pm 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, Mafela, was declared critical by paramedics on the scene.
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