Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela Dies at 29

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Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela Dies at 29

It has been confirmed that Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela died in hospital this morning after being shot during an attempted hijacking in Tembisa on Wednesday night.

The Rhythm City actor was parked on a road in the area with a friend when they were approached by a black jeep. They tried to flee but a chase ensued.

“They tried to drive off but the black jeep followed and the occupants opened fire. He (Masilela) was shot in the upper body,” police spokesperson Kay Makhubele told TshisaLIVE.

His friend who was in the car with him rushed the actor to hospital where he spent the night fighting for his life. Officials confirmed he died this morning.

Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela Dies at 29
The actor, who played the role of Sifiso Ngema on the popular e.tv soapie, recently married former Muvhango actress Simphiwe Ngema and the two had become media darlings as their romance blossomed.

When contacted for comment, a distraught Ngema refused to speak and put down the phone.

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