Tributes pour in
Rhythm City’s actor Dumi Masilela, 29, was shot and killed on Wednesday night during an apparent hijacking incident in Tembisa. Details regarding the incident are still unclear at this stage.
The actor played the role of street kid Sifiso Ngema since appearing in the soap in 2013.
Tributes on social media poured in.”It is with absolute shock and dismay that we received the news of Rhythm City star Dumi Masilela’s sudden and tragic passing” wrote Minister Nathi Mthethwa, he further went on to express his condolences to Masilela’s wife, family, friends and colleagues. “you are in our thoughts and prayers” said the Minister on Twitter.
Michael Pacock, etv PR manager confirmed the news of Masilelas death.
Fans and colleagues have also gone on twitter to express their condolences, “This is said” said Mpho Maboi, one fan went on to say “Just yesterday we watched his situation on @eRhythm City and hoped to see more of his talent. May he find rest #RIPDumiMasilela”
Masilela was not just an actor, he possesed a soccer talent, he was a professional soccer player who played for Supersport United and Highlands Park, but sadly ended his soccer career due to a car accident.
Masilela leaves behind his wife Simphiwe Ngema (simzngema) who he married earlier this year in a traditional wedding
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