The memorial service for legendary actor and musician Macdonald Mathunjwa will be held in Springs, East of Johannesburg, on Friday.

Affectionately known as Bra Mac, Mathunjwa, was best known for his roles in Home Affairs, Generations, Soul City, Intsika, Khululeka, Bones of Bones, Soul City, uGugu no Andile, and Stokvel, among others.

He was also a talented musician and composed the theme song for Stokvel.

Mathunjwa passed away earlier this week.

“Minister Nathi Mthethwa said Bra Mac, as he was affectionately known, was a sterling actor and music producer who was loved by many across the lengths and breadths of South Africa, ” says  Arts and Culture Spokesperson, Masechaba Khumalo.

“He was a true thespian, an icon and a formidable figure who shaped the art scene. To the Mathunjwa family, our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love during this difficult time,” said Khumalo.