Grace Bile church in Soweto is making headlines for ‘unholy’ reasons this morning. The church is allegedly charging the family of legendary South African actor and musician Joe Mafela R 89 000 for hosting his memorial.

Mafela died this past weekend after being involved in a car accident. It is NOT clear whether Mafela died as a result of the accident or an existing heart condition. Police have opened a inquest docket.

Mangaliso J Ngema who blew the whistle on the charge by the church has since removed the post on twitter and apologised, saying that his post was unwarranted as he was NOT appointed the spokesperson of the family.

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All that did NOT stop people from sharing their views on the church

Share your views with us. Should churches charge people to hold memorial services.