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Dumi Masilela died after being shot in attempted hijacking

By Jessica Levitt | 2017-08-03 09:58:04.0

Actor Dumi Masilela spent the night fighting for his life in hospital 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.

“The 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.

The actor was married to Muvhango actress Simphiwe Ngema and the two had become media darlings as their romance blossomed.

 

Family is everything.

11.3k Likes, 54 Comments - Simphiwe Ngema (@simzngema) on Instagram: "Family is everything."

 

I fell in love with his spirit. In him I saw a reflection of myself and God. There's no deeper love. MCE

11.7k Likes, 73 Comments - Simphiwe Ngema (@simzngema) on Instagram: "I fell in love with his spirit. In him I saw a reflection of myself and God. There's no deeper..."

 

You make me happy

6,419 Likes, 21 Comments - Simphiwe Ngema (@simzngema) on Instagram: "You make me happy"

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