Celebrities 15.5.2017 08:13 am

Former Generations actor, Jozi FM DJ shot dead

Mandla Hlatshwayo. Image: Twitter

Mandla Hlatshwayo. Image: Twitter

While trying to save people who were held at gunpoint in a Soweto pub, the actor and another man were shot dead by four men.

The CEO of Jozi FM, Mpho Mhlongo has taken to Twitter to confirm the death of the former Generations actor Mandla Hlatswayo, who was also a DJ on the local radio station.

Mhlongo tweeted that Hlatswayo was shot at Meli Lounge in Soweto. Police have since confirmed there was a robbery which took place at the pub but have declined to name the victims until their family has been informed.

“It happened at 23:00. Four armed suspects entered the pub and robbed people there. The two victims who were shot were trying to assist the other people in the pub who were being robbed,” Captain Hitler Ngwenya, police spokesperson, told News24.

Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa tweeted he was shocked at Hlatswayo’s passing.

“It is with utter shock & dismay that we have learnt the news of the tragic passing of celebrated Actor Mandla Hlatshwayo,” he said.

Hlatswayo played the role of Siphiwe Phosa on SABC 1 soapie Generations for seven years from 1999 to 2006.

READ THIS:

Brian Molefe to face protest on return to Eskom

For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.

To comment you need to be signed in to Facebook. Please do not comment by saying anything prejudiced.
We reserve the right to remove offensive comments.

today in print