Johannesburg – On Thursday Rhythm City fans woke up to the news that actor Dumi Masilela died following an attempted hijacking in Tembisa.
Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele confirmed the news, saying, "Two men (including Masilela) were sitting in a white Golf 7 last night when they were approached by a black Jeep who tried to hijack them. The two occupants in the Golf tried to drive off and one of them was shot."
The police are investigating a case of murder and attempted hijacking.
This multi-talented star was not only known for his role on the e.tv drama, but also as a singer - who took part in season eight of Idols SA in 2012 - and a soccer star, having played for SuperSport United and Highlands Park.
Take a look at the pictures below highlighting some of the greatest moments in Dumi’s life:
1. Dumi Masilela played soccer for Supersport United and Highlands Park, until a car accident in 2008 sidelined his career on the field.
2. In 2012 the star followed his love for music by entering Idols SA.
3. Later he joined the cast of Rhythm City where he took on the role of street kid, Sifiso Ngema.
4. Dumi's love for music never faded.
5. In 2017 he went on to marry actress Simphiwe Ngema.