A giant tree was buried last night 18 July 2022
Award winning Poet, author and anti-Apartheid activist, Dr. Don Mattera has been laid to rest on the 18th July 2022 according to Muslim rites at the Westpark Cemetery, in Johannesburg.
The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation said it will announce soonest, after consultation with the family, when a public memorial service will be held for the late orator. It commits to continue with the conservation and preservation of Don Mattera’s literary works and his revered legacy of compassion.
Jenny Jeftha the Chairperson of the Don Mattera Legacy Foundation said, “We have lost an icon in the literary and arts fraternity. Dons passing will leave a literary void not just here at home but globally. We were still celebrating Dr Mattera receipt and the unveiling of the star at the entrance of The Joburg theatre which celebrated 60 years over the weekend, and now he is gone.”