Local is lekker was his motto, John Kani recalls great moments with Joe Mafela

Tributes continue to pour in for the legendary actor, Joe 'Sdumo' Mafela, who died in a car accident.

The 75-year-old starred as Sdumo on the SABC One sitcom, Sgudi ‘Snaysi.

The accident happened on the M1 in Johannesburg on Saturday night.

Talk At Nine host, Karima Brown, speaks to veteran actor, Dr John Kani, about Mafela's contribution to television and entertainment industry in South Africa.

He introduced the comedy in indigenous languages of South Africa.

Dr John Kani, veteran actor and overall judging chair person for the SAFTAS11

Television and SABC as a whole owe a debt of gratitude to people like Joe Mafela who paved the way to create audiences that will be able to appreciate and enjoy indigenous languages.

Dr John Kani, veteran actor and overall judging chair person for the SAFTAS11

Local is lekker was his motto, to make people appreciate local talent and local stories.

Dr John Kani, veteran actor and overall judging chair person for the SAFTAS11

Listen to the audio below to hear Dr John Kani reflecting on the 11th annual Saftas ceremony...

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