From granite couches‚ gold statues and floating stairs‚ there’s no doubt that Mzansi’s beloved have been extravagantly immortalised.
Veteran actor Joe Mafela was laid to rest on Wednesday and his giant tombstone was unveiled at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg.
— Skinny Legend (@Za_Maniac) March 29, 2017
And boy‚ did it get people talking. More than just a tombstone‚ it’s a replica of a living room with a plasma TV‚ coffee table and couch.
— Beloved (@thabilelr) September 23, 2016
The scene was meant to celebrate Joe and they way he entered viewers’ TV rooms on the small screen.
Joe isn’t the only celebrity whose spirit has been embodied in a lavish way.
Racing car driver Gugu Zulu’s tombstone not only looks like a sign post from Kilimanjaro‚ where he died‚ but also contains intricate artworks of his life.
— Thando Dlalisa (@Thandolisa) July 28, 2016
In remembering Mandoza‚ a gold statue of the kwaito star with his signature black shades is enclosed in a polished framed structure.
— Xolly moloi (@Irockdegul) September 25, 2016
Skwatta Kamp rapper Flabba Habedi was honoured with a tombstone that seemed to levitate. A series of ‘floating steps’ lead up to the main stone where a qr code has been placed below a stone portrait of the musician.
— #TshokoloVoetsek (@NK_47_) March 15, 2015