The actor and musician who was married to Simz Ngema had his life cut short last night during a hijacking incident.
Dumi Masilela who played the role of Sfiso Ngema on Etv’s Rhythm City was reportedly killed in a hijacking that took place on Wednesday night.
Rhythm City publicist Joe Strydom confirmed the death to TshisaLive and even though there are no details yet as to how it all happened, South Africans are still shocked about the sad news.
Here is a statement about the actor’s death that e.tv posted on their website:
“It is with great sadness that e.tv confirms the passing of Dumi Masilela. He passed in hijacking on Wednesday 2 August. Dumi played the role of Sifiso on Rhythm City for the past 5 years. e.tv sends their condolences to Dumi’s family, friends and Rhythm City colleagues”.
Dumi leaves behind his wife, Simphiwe Ngema whom he’d only been married to for two months.
Other than being an actor, Dumi was also a professional soccer player who played for Supersport United and Highlands Park, but had to end his career after a car accident.
We at Entertainment_SA extend our heartfelt condolences to Dumi’s family and his wife, rest in peace Dumi Masilela!