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Dumi Masilela's tragic death dominates local headlines

2017-08-03 15:25
Dumi Masilela (Photo: Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela (29) died in an attempted hijacking on Wednesday. 

A black Jeep gave chase and opened fire on the Golf 7, after Masilela and his passenger attempted the flee the scene. 

Masilele was fatally shot and later died in hospital due to injuries sustained. 

Here are seven stories about Dumi Masilela you might have missed. 

1. Rhythm City actor died in hijacking

It has been confirmed by The Juice that Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela, 29, died on Wednesday night following an attempted hijacking incident in Tembisa. (Read the full story here)

2. Rhythm City actor was trying to flee hijackers when he was shot - police

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele told News24 that Masilela and a friend had been parked on the side of the road in a Golf 7 when a black Jeep approached them. According to Makhubele, the 29-year-old and his passenger realised that their lives might be in danger and fled the scene. The black Jeep gave chase and opened fire on the Golf 7. (Read the full story here)

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3. SA mourns Dumi Masilela

Rhythm City star Dumi Masilela died following a hijacking on Wednesday night. South Africans have expressed their sadness on Twitter. (Read the full story here)

4. Rhythm City temporarily shuts down production after Dumi Masilela's death

Rhythm City production has temporarily shut down, following the sudden death of actor Dumi Masilela. (Read the full story here)

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5. Dumi Masilela's life remembered in pictures

Take a look at the pictures highlighting some of the greatest moments in Dumi's life. (Read the full story here)

6. Multi-talented Dumi Masilela's death a great loss to SA

The striker suffered a double fracture in one leg in the thigh area, when his Peugeot 203 collided with a truck in Kempton Park in 2008. After the car accident sidelined his soccer career at SuperSport United, he entered the eighth season of Idols SA (2012) and placed in the top 18. His time on Idols SA ultimately led to him landing the role of street kid, Sifiso Ngema, in Rhythm City. (Read the full story here)   

7. WATCH: Actor, singer and soccer star - Dumi Masilela did it all

Dumi was widely known for the role he played on local soapie Rhythm City. The star captivated fans when he took on the part of Sfiso in the e.tv drama in 2013. (Read the full story here)

Dumi Masilela

(Photos: Gallo)

-TheJuice