03 August 2017

Multi- talented star Dumisani Masilela has died

Young and promising musician and actor Dumisani Masilela has died following an attempted hijacking incident in Tembisa on Wednesday night.

The actor, singer and former soccer player died at the age of 29. According to police reports Dumi was shot while he was driving with his friends in a Golf 7 when they were approached by a Jeep which attempted to hijack them. He was shot during the incident, his friends rushed him to hospital where he was reported dead on Thursday morning.

Dumi was also a finalist on the eighth season of SA Idols in 2012 and in 2016 he released his single titled "Shona Phansi". He leaves behind his wife, actress Simphiwe Ngema whom he'd only been married to for two months.

It is also reported that on hearing the news of Dumi's passing his aunt also passed away, this morning.

South Africans are still in shock with the sudden passing of Dumi and have taken to social media to pay tribute and also pass the messages of condolences to the family, especially his wife.

Thulile Gama