Actor Dumi Masilela killed in Carjacking, Aunt dies after Receiving News
While it has been confirmed that Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela, who played the role of street kid Sifiso Ngema in the e.tv soapie since January 2013, died on Wednesday night following an attempted hijacking in Tembisa, questions have been raised about whether the incident was a hijacking gone wrong or a planned, vindictive murder.
SA Police Service spokesperson Kay Makhubela indicated that the alleged hijacker drove off after firing shots at the deceased without stealing the car.
“The deceased was parked next to a friend’s house, with him and his friend in the car. A black Jeep then parked behind him. The driver jumped out and approached the white VW Golf 7.
“The deceased noticed that the driver of the Jeep had a gun, and then tried to speed off. That is when the man with the gun fired shots at him,” Makhubela said, adding that the killer then fled, while the deceased drove to a certain point before his friend took over to get him to the nearest hospital.
According to the Independent, on Wednesday night he had parked his car when a black Jeep approached them. They tried to flee but the Jeep gave chase and the occupants opened fire.
29-year-old Dumi, who played the role of Sfiso Ngema on Rhythm City, died in hospital and shortly after, his family confirmed that his aunt also passed away after receiving the terrible news. How tragic! She was Dumi’s father’s sister and was still mourning the death of her brother last year.