News broke out today that former Generations actor and JoziFM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo, 40, has been shot dead during a robbery at a pub on Sunday night.
Although details are a bit sketchy, it is confirmed that Hlatshwayo and a friend were reportedly gunned down in Pimville, Soweto during a robbery and police are still investigating.
Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya confirmed that two people were shot dead at a pub in Pimville at 23:00 on Sunday night.
Mgwenya added that the victims tried to help other people in the pub who were being robbed.
Mpho Mhlongo, Jozi FM CEO, also confirmed the tragic news on Facebook: “It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of our beloved brother, friend and colleague, Mandla Hlatshwayo. He was gunned down last night at Meli pub in Pimville. He will be sorely missed. May his humble soul Rest In Peace!”
Hlatshwayo was best known for his role as Siphiwe Phosa on the SABC1 soapie Generations, a role he played for seven years.
According to TVSA Hlatshwayo’s big break came in 1996 when he starred in the SABC 1 soapie Soul City 2.
With the alarming rate of crime in South Africa lately, one cannot help but wonder if this elusive statistical nightmare will somehow change the way investors and tourists look at this beautiful county.
We at Entertainment_SA send our deepest condolences to Mandla’s family and loved ones, may his soul rest in peace.
Picture credit: Sowetan Live
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