WATCH: Memorial service for Mandla “Spaceboy” Maseko

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The memorial service for 30-year-old Mandla Maseko, popularly known as Spaceboy, is being held at Airforce Base in Swartkop in Pretoria.

Maseko died in a motorbike accident at the weekend. He became popular after he was set to become the first black African in space.

Maseko earned the name Spaceboy after he beat 1 million people to become one of the 23 people, who won a seat sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy, on an hour-long suborbital trip in 2014.

Spaceboy will be buried on Saturday at Zandfontein cemetery in Pretoria.


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