Teboho Mahlatsi

Teboho Moseling Mahlatsi. Image via Twitter @davidkau1

‘Shaka ILembe’ creator Teboho Mahlatsi’s memorial service details

The memorial service details for celebrated filmmaker and director Teboho Mahlatsi of Bomb Productions have been revealed.

Teboho Mahlatsi

Teboho Moseling Mahlatsi. Image via Twitter @davidkau1

Although prolific producer and filmmaker Teboho Mahlatsi has already been buried, his memorial service is yet to take place.

The Bomb Productions director passed away on 3 July. Although his cause of death has not been disclosed, Zimoja reported that he is said to have died of cancer.

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Mahlatsi’s memorial service will take place on Wednesday, 12 July, at Atlas Studio in Johannesburg.

Close friends, family and colleagues will also get to celebrate his life through a screening of a collection of his icon works.

Teboho Mahlatsi memorial service detail. Image via Twitter @davidkau1

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Last week, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) revealed that before Mahlatsi died, he had been working closely with its leader, Julius Malema, and other party members on what was meant to be the political party’s biggest project.

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The renowned director has also worked on a number of award-winning and record-breaking shows. One of them being the South African television phenomenon, Yizo Yizo – currently streaming on Netflix. Other shows he has co-created and directed include Bomb Productions’ Gaz’ LamJacob’s CrossIsibayaAyeye and most recently, Shaka ILembe.

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During a TEDxSoweto talk in 2010, Mahlatsi shared why he makes movies: “I’m like Brenda Fassie of films. I want to entertain. I want to make films for that kid who went to the bioscope like I did. I make films that first and foremost say something about my own environment and myself as a fan of cinema.”

He was laid to rest in a private funeral on Friday, 7 July.