Over the Top Tombstone for Joe Mafela

There is a living room at Westpark Cemetery. It is made of granite and cost over R100 000 to make. We are talking about the Joe Mafela tombstone, complete with sofa, coffee table, TV stand and plasma TV.

Lebohang Khitsane, CEO of Bataung Memorial Tombstones, Lebohang would not comment on the amount that the family paid for the stone, but said that it ran into “hundreds of thousands of rand”.


Joe Mafela Tombstone

Entertainer Joe Mafela’s family spent hundreds of thousands on this over the top tombstone for the late relative.  reThe granite edifice represents the Mafela sitting room. A digital tribute plays on the TV. Seriously.


The family also refused to speak on the cost of the stone and said that they preferred to focus on Joe’s legacy.

“It wasn’t about the money, it was about giving Joe a fitting farewell and paying proper tribute to him,” said Mafela family spokesperson Millicent “Milly” Mulelu.

Check the YouTube video of the memorial.

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All info was correct at time of publishing