WATCH: Actor Thapelo Maropefela’s funeral underway
Actor Thapelo Maropefela’s funeral underway
Actor, Thapelo Maropefela is being laid to rest at Mohlakeng in Randfontein, today.
The 25-year-old known for his role as Kagiso on SABC 1’s The Kingdom died on Sunday, 24 October.
The funeral which was supposed to start at 7am was delayed due to load shedding.
A memorial service was held for him on Thursday, 28 October where family and friends all paid tribute to the rising star.
Thapelo was allegedly beaten by security guards in Maboneng and died from the wounds inflicted on him.
His uncle and family spokesperson Glenn Masokoane told Daily Sun security guards allegedly beat Thapelo using heavy objects.
“He was brutally assaulted by security guards in Maboneng. They bludgeoned him causing grievous bodily harm. He died from the wounds inflicted on him,” he said.
A source also told The People’s Paper that Thapelo was beaten on Friday, while spending the weekend with his friends for his birthday weekend and succumbed to the wounds Sunday.
Watch his funeral below.