SEE: Dumi Masilela’s moving TV send off
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Last night’s episode of Rhythm City left many of our hearts broken all over again. The show paid tribute to the late Dumi Masilela, who played Sifiso Ngema, with a heart-warming on-screen memorial service that featured his real-life mother and brother.
Following Dumi’s tragic death, the producers of the soapie decided rewrite the script in such a way that Sifiso’s exit from the show would mirror Dumi’s death. According to the e.tv website, Rhythm City approached the Masilelas regarding Dumi’s character’s exit and how to go about it.
“We felt that it was important to tell his last moments through his character Sifiso as a way to raise awareness of the harrowing crimes which affect us all as South Africans. We could not let Dumi’s passing be in vain without the message being conveyed,” Dumi’s mother, Sabatha Masilela told e.tv.
Dumi died after being shot in a botched hijacking in Tembisa two months ago. May his soul rest in peace.
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