Jozi FM CEO Mpho Mhlongo said he was called to Meli Lounge at 10pm, where he found Mandla Hlatshwayo’s body. The boss noticed the armed robbers who shot the actor had stolen his shoes, and got upset.
“When I arrived, I found his motionless body lying outside the venue. There was another body inside [the lounge]. Apparently, there was an attempted robbery of some ladies who were leaving the pub,” said Mhlongo.
Hlatshwayo played the role of Siphiwe Phosa on Generations from 1999 to 2006. He has been a DJ on JoziFM, presenting a weekend radio slot for the past five years under the name, DJ Mandla.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa tweeted he was shocked by 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.
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