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Two of SA’s gallants laid to their final rest!

MOURNERS, mostly dressed in Tshivhenda regalia, came in large numbers at the UJ Soweto Campus to say their final goodbyes to ntate Joe Mafela.

Two of SA’s gallants laid to their final rest!

Dignified send-off. The late ntate Joe “S’dumo” Mafela was laid to rest this morning. Mourners included the likes of Mme Lilian Dube, poet Don Mattera, actors and Soweto residents. Service was held at UJ Soweto Campus. Image: Supplied.

A traditional Tshivenda ritual was performed ahead of the proceedings.

His casket was led in by two men riding white horses.

A Vhenda ritual was performed ahead of the proceedings.

Members of Generations: The Legacy cast and crew also came to pay their last respects to the actor who died in a car accident earlier this month.

S’dumo” as he was known was buried this morning.

Meanwhile, uncle ‘Kathy’ as ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada was affectionally known to his comrades, was also laid to his last place of rest this morning.

ANC big-wigs, Government officials, Muslim Community, comrades and well-wishers came to bid farewell to this gallant.

Both legends were buried at the West Park cemetery, Johannesburg.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura used the opportunity to call on leaders to heed the advice of struggle stalwarts.

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