A former Generations actor and Jozi FM DJ has reportedly been shot and killed during a robbery in Soweto.
SABC reported on Monday morning that Mandla Hlatshwayo was shot dead in Soweto on Sunday night.
Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya said two people were shot at a pub in Pimville on Sunday night, but could not divulge their names before next of kin were informed.
“It happened at 11pm. Four armed suspects entered the pub and robbed people there. The two victims who were shot were trying to assist the other people in the pub who were being robbed,” Mgwenya told News24.
Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa tweeted he was shocked at Hlatswayo’s passing.
“It is with utter shock & dismay that we have learnt the news of the tragic passing of celebrated Actor Mandla Hlatshwayo,” he said.
Hlatswayo played the role of Siphiwe Phosa on SABC 1 soapie Generations for seven years from 1999 to 2006.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro