Mandla Hlatshwayo: What we know

By Drum Digital
16 May 2017

Mandla's memorial takes place this Thursday 18 May at Protea South Multi-Purpose Centre in Soweto.

Actor and radio DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo passed away this past Sunday. His death has shown that crime is still a very real thing in South Africa.

Here's what we know so far about Mandla's death;

  • He died an hour after his show on Jozi FM. He posted his last social media post happy and jovial on his Facebook Page.
  • He was shot while trying to help a woman who was being robbed.
  • Johannesburg Emergency Management Services have confirmed that no ambulances were available when Mandla was shot.
  • Mandla was shot at a pub in Pimville, Soweto which was 4,7km away from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
  • Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
  • Mandla's friends and neighbors gathered outside the pub where he was killed on Monday afternoon for a cleansing ceremony.

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