Mandla Hlatshwayo’s death: A hero gone too soon

2017-05-15 14:48


Mandla Hlatshwayo
Mandla Hlatshwayo. (Photo: Facebook)

Cape Town – The news of former Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo’s death sent shockwaves across the country on Monday morning. 

The 40-year-old was fatally shot at Meli Lounge in Pimville, Soweto whilst allegedly trying to assist two women who were being robbed. 

The JoziFM DJ, who earlier that day was giving out hugs at a fun run event, died whilst trying to help others. 

And that’s exactly how his closes friends will remember him.

Former Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo died trying to save others

Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya confirmed that two people were shot dead at a pub in Pimville whilst trying to help other people in the pub who were being robbed.

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Close friend talks about Mandla Hlatshwayo's final moments

Mandla spent Sunday afternoon with his colleague and close friend Mpho Mhlongo at the JoziFM Walk 4 Life Fun Run.  "We spent the day there. He was handing out medals, taking pictures and giving hugs. He was a very handy person, and was helping people," Mpho said.

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Meli Lounge

PHOTOS: Employees gather outside Meli Lounge to say prayers for Mandla Hlatshwayo

Employees gathered outside Meli Lounge to pray for the former Generations actor.

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Bystander: 6 shots fired in Mandla Hlatshwayo shooting

According to a bystander at Meli Lounge in Soweto, six shots were fired in the shooting that killed Mandla.

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