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WATCH LIVE: Memorial service for Mandla 'Afronaut' Maseko

The aspiring astronaut died in a motorcycle accident at the weekend.

A screengrab of the memorial service for aspiring astronaut Mandla Maseko in Pretoria.

PRETORIA - A memorial service is being held for aspiring astronaut Mandla Maseko.

Maseko died in a motorcycle accident at the weekend.

The 30-year-old was a candidate officer in the South African Air Force and a public speaker. In 2013, he beat off millions of entrants and won a spot at the Axe Apollo Space Academy in the US, along with 22 other people.

WATCH: Memorial service for Mandla 'Afronaut' Maseko

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