Zuma expresses 'deep sadness' following Mandla Hlatshwayo's death

2017-05-16 17:30
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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has expressed “deep sadness" at the passing of radio presenter and actor Mandla Hlatshwayo.  

The former Generations actor and a friend, Oupa Duma, were shot dead on Sunday night at a pub in Pimville, Soweto, while trying to help people who were being robbed.

“The country has lost one of its shining young stars in the entertainment industry, who passed away reportedly at the hands of cold-hearted criminals,” Zuma said in a statement on Tuesday.  

“We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family. Our prayers and thoughts are with them in this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace.”

He said Hlatshwayo would be remembered for his acting talent that he displayed in the popular soapie and youth education drama, Soul City.

Police confirmed on Tuesday morning that four suspects were arrested in connection with the murder.

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