Dumi Masilela – 2017’s top trending topic

2017-12-13 11:40
PHOTO: Nadim Nyker

When news broke in August that popular Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela had been shot and killed in a hijacking in Tembisa, Mzansi came to a standstill.

Now almost five months later Google’s SA trend list has revealed the 29-year-old’s death was 2017’s top trend, beating the escapades of Zodwa Wabantu and Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen’s death.

Other top trending topics included “Zimbabwe” and “Cyclone Dineo”.

Dumi, who was survived by his wife, actress Simphiwe Ngema, was both the top trending personality and the top trending South African search term of 2017.

Here is the list of the number one trending topics and personalities.

Top trending South African searches


1.         Dumi Masilela

2.         Zimbabwe

3.         Cyclone Dineo

4.         Joe Mafela

5.         Karabo Mokoena

6.         Joost van der Westhuizen

7.         Black Friday

8.         Mayweather vs McGregor fight

9.         Fast & Furious 8

10.       Hurricane Irma

 Trending personalities

1.         Dumi Masilela

2.         Joe Mafela

3.         Joost van der Westhuizen

4.         Zodwa Wabantu

5.         Mandla Hlatshwayo

6.         Lundi Tyamara

7.         Simphiwe Ngema

8.         Grace Mugabe

9.         Hugh Hefner

10.       Chester Bennington