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Unforgettable Poet Don Mattera’s Obituary Revealed

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Today we received the heartbreaking news that renowned author and well-known poet Don Mattera’s obituary has been revealed after the legend passed away at the age of 87 on July 18, 2022.

May he rest in power; our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during the tragic period.

The sad news of great Don’s passing was confirmed by a family spokesperson, Joseph Cotty, who announced that the poet took his last breath on Monday and he would be buried according to Muslim traditions.

Cotty also came to add that the family and Muslim leaders were releasing the details of Don Mattera’s burial. He reported the family would share a statement in due course.

Tributes continued to be paid for the beloved poet, activist, and struggle icon Don Mattera, famous as ‘Bra Don’ who lost his life on Mandela Day.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said Mattera was a widely-acclaimed, respected political and cultural activist and journalist, who received numerous acknowledgments nationally, continental, and internationally.

“As a nation, we are saddened by the loss of Don Mattera’s eloquent, rousing and revolutionary voice for justice. “As we observe International Nelson Mandela Day, we remember Bra Don as a patriot, who in the spirit of this commemorative day, did what he could, with what he had, where he was.”

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Just a day before the legend’s death, Nollywood actress in the famous The Johnson series and TV personality Ada Ameh’s cause of death was partly revealed after she passed away on Sunday (July 17, 2022) at the age of 48.

According to a source close to the actress, she took her last breath in Warri, Delta State, around 11 pm on Sunday after suddenly collapsed while she was a guest of an oil company top shot and her family.

The beloved actress was transported to the Nigerian National Petroleum Hospital while she, unfortunately, lost her life before they arrived at the hospital.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed via the telephone by the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, who announced, “It is sad but she is dead, I do not have the details at the moment.”

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Poet Don Mattera’s Obituary Clarified The Cause of Death

Poet Don Mattera’s obituary clarified that the great personality passed away peacefully at his home in Protea Glen, reporting that he had recovered after a medical check-up at the Military One Hospital in Pretoria weeks ago. 

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

The City of Johannesburg’s council speaker, Vasco da Gama, reacted to the tragedy, remembering Mattera as a respected poet and “a man of great reputation in South Africa”.

Da Gama additionally stated Mattera would be recalled for his activism and battling for the marginalized at the height of apartheid. 

“His legacy will live on in the foundation he created for Westbury, Ennerdale, Bosmont, and Eldorado Park communities. Our heartfelt condolences to his friends, family, and the communities he worked in so actively and tirelessly,” added Da Gama.

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Besides Da Gama, the chairperson of the foundation, Jenny Jeftha, shared on social media to say, Mattera’s death would be felt locally and globally. She added that they have lost an icon in the literary and art fraternity. Don’s passing will leave a literary void – not just here at home, but globally.

She believes they are still celebrating Dr. Mattera’s permit and the unveiling of the star at the opening of The Joburg Theatre, which celebrated 6 decades over the weekend, and now he left us.


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