South Africa awakes to the sad passing of legendary actor, director Joe Mafela


South African TV and theatre legend, Joe “Sdumo” Mafela, has died at the age of 75. Mafela reportedly died in a car accident last night.

Mafela released the album Shebeleza Felas, with the popular hit Shebeleza (Okongo Mame) a decade later, and it was a huge success, with Shebeleza becoming the theme song at the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996.

He is remembered for starring in early Chicken Licken television advertisements, and writing the “It’s good, good, good, it’s good it’s nice” jingle in 1986.

The 75-year-old, who was one of South Africa’s most well-known faces in acting and music, was involved in a fatal car crash on Saturday night.