Joe Mafela’s family finally break their silence
‘When a person is not sick, you don’t expect to get news like this that they’ve passed on,’ says the family spokesperson.
The family of late legend Joe Mafela has thanked South Africans for the messages of condolences they have been receiving since his passing on Saturday night.
The family’s spokesperson, Milly Mulelu, said the messages have made the family realise they shared him with South Africans and that he was a great entertainer. Reiterating close friend Lillian Dube’s words, Mulelu said Mafela was a happy man.
The family, however, is struggling to come to terms with his passing, as his passing was unexpected.
“We are all traumatised and really still in huge shock because he was not sick. When a person is not sick, you don’t expect to get news like this that they’ve passed on. You kind of can work through it if you know they’ve been sick, and you know it’s imminent. So we’re really finding it difficult to accept that he has passed on,” she told SABC.
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Many South Africans have conveyed their condolences to the family while others paid tribute to the legend on social media.
Source : Online