Dumi Masilela (Photo: Screengrab/e On Demand)
"We will be alright," sang Dumi Masilela behind the mic in the closing scene of Wednesday's episode after which the credits rolled - the last that viewers will see of S'fiso.
Over the next few days Rhythm City characters will suddenly get the awful news that S'fiso was gunned down in a horrific hijacking attempt and is dead.
This will be followed by a special episode next week Wednesday, 18 October that incorporates an on-screen memorial episode, with the actor's mom Sabatha Magdeline and his brother Thabani Masilela who will make special appearances.
Wednesday's episode follows two months after the shock death of Dumi Masilela in an attempted hijacking on 2 August in Tembisa that brought production on the Quizzical Pictures produced soap to a standstill as cast and crew underwent psychological counseling.
To tell S'fiso's exit story, the producers got the family's permission to "re-enact" the abrupt and shocking way that Dumi Masilela died in real-life, with the exit of Sifiso Ngema mirroring what happened to the actor to help focus attention on the scourge of violent crime in South Africa.