Grace Bible Church quote R89,000 to host Joe Mafela’s memorial service

Widespread debate has erupted on  social media Twitter after it emerged that Grace Bible Church apparently quoted Joe Mafela’s family R89,000 to host his memorial service at the church.

Thousands of Twitter users have expressed shock at the amount GBC apparently asked the Mafela family to fork out.

The debacle unfolded as hundreds of mourners are at the Joburg Theatre to pay tribute to the late actor.

Actor Mangaliso Ngema took to social media on Wednesday to comment on a meeting that Joe’s family had with the church.

“We visited the Joe Mafela home last night to pay our respects. I was shocked to learn that Grace Bible Church wanted a fee of R89,000 for the memorial,” he said.

The church and Joe’s family have not yet commented on the charges.