'Rhythm City' actor Dumi Masilela killed in suspected hijacking

Their car was shot at, wounding Masilela. He died in hospital on Thursday morning.

Actor Dumi Masilela. Picture: Instagram.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have confirmed a suspected hijacking in Tembisa in which local actor Dumi Masilela was shot.

It's understood Masilela, who played the character of 'Sifiso Ngema' on eTV's popular soap opera Rhythm City, was travelling with a friend on Wednesday night when they were attacked.

Their car was shot at, wounding Masilela. He died in hospital on Thursday morning.

The police's Kay Makhubele said: β€œThey were approached by a black Jeep and when they realised that they were about to hijack them, they drove off. The suspects gave chase to their VW Golf and shot at it. We appeal to anyone with information to come forward so that we can trace and arrest these suspects.”

Masilela's friend was not hurt.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)