Skeem Saam actor Charles Maja on Saturday was laid to rest at his home in Ga-Maja outside Lebowakgomo in Limpopo. The funeral service, however, was not without drama, with the actor’s family being fined after more than 50 mourners attended the funeral service.
The family was fined R 5000 for breaking lockdown regulations as the number of people who attended were more than the permitted 50.
Due to the national lockdown, only 50 people are allowed to attend funerals.
According to SABC News, police officers had to remove everyone who had crossed the red tape that closed of the tent area. Police found people who had illegally entered the area, resulting in the family being fined.
Family of deceased actor #CharlesMaja has been fine R5000 for breaking #LockdownSA regulations after mourners at his funeral service exceeded the permitted 50. Police also cut the program short due to time limitations #SkeemSaam #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/KCvzhzj36q
— Shibu Mamokgere (@shiburyder) April 18, 2020
Were people invited? or they just came, I think it was the job of the police to chase people away. My opinion
— Njabulo makhoba (@Makhobaranks) April 18, 2020
The actor passed away after suffering a stroke. He had won the hearts of the SABC 1 youth drama series with his funny character on the show. Avid viewers of the show have described him as a talented actor, who was always passionate about his craft.
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