Joe Mafela tombstone stolen, broken at cemetery
Joe Mafela tombstone is not at his grave. The tombstone has been stolen. It is believed the suspects struck the cemetery at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg. Mafela who had glued many South Africans to their television screens watching the legendary in action has his own Samsang TV. The tombstone was unveiled yesterday. His tombstone resembles a TV lounge! But today (March 30 2017), the elegant tombstone was not at the grave.
Speaking to The Tribune, the founder of Bataung Memorial Tombstones undertakers, Lebohang Khitsane, confirmed that the stone was removed. “We were unaware about the incident until one of our clients approached us. The client told us some of our tombstones had been stolen or broken in the cemetery including Joe’s. What confuses me is that the Westpark Cemetery has security guards at all gates. How could this happen without them seeing anything?” “After finding out about tombstone’s removal, many people have been asking whether the stone was just for show off or what happened to it.” he added.
Here’s a picture of Mafela’s grave currently: