The late legendary actor Joe Mafela’s family wanted his memorial to be held at Grace Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto, but after they contacted the church they were shocked with how much the church charged and so had to look for an alternative venue for the memorial.
“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. When the head pastor (Musa) Sona was consulted, he offered a R10k discount. Needless to say there was no deal as this was totally ridiculous. This is supposed to be a ‘house of God’ serving the community,” wrote actor Mangaliso Ngema on his social media earlier to comment on a meeting between the family and the church.
After the news of the charge broke out, social media lost it’s chill and as usual went in on the subject. Here’s how social media reacted;
Duncan Wa Muvenda @TheeVintage
Joe is probably lookin down at the person who demanded that Grace Bible Church fee like
9:33 AM – 23 Mar 2017
Will Jesus, his mother and step-dad be there? i better see angles for R89k !!
Church has turn to Business
Grace Bible Church
10:20 AM – 23 Mar 2017
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Does Grace Bible Church know the meaning of GRACE… Do their memorial services come with a VIP pass to heaven?
9:57 AM – 23 Mar 2017
Miss Percy @PercyZuma1
Grace Bible Church ne R89 000-00?? Sale usubuya Jesu
9:42 AM – 23 Mar 2017
IG: @AdvBarryRoux @Barry_Roux
Grace Bible Church Pastor: We charge R89k for a memorial
Black Twitter: 1 Timothy 6:10 says “The love of money is the root of all evil” ?