Heartfelt tributes have continued to pour in for former Generations: The Legacy actor and Jozi FM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo who died while trying to be a knight in shining armour.
Shock waves were sent through the country when South Africa woke up to the news of how the actor and his friend met their tragic end on Sunday night. The duo were reportedly gunned down in a Pimville nightclub in Soweto on Sunday night.
Further reports revealed that they were trying to rescue some women who were being robbed. Unfortunately, they didn’t get a happy ending despite the fact that they were only trying to help.
Meanwhile, the fate of the two women who were involved in the incident is still unclear.
Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya confirmed that a popular actor and his friend were gunned down in the pub.
“What happened was, four armed men came into the place. The two victims were trying to rescue two girls who were being robbed and they were shot and killed instantly.”
According to police report, the suspects are still at large. Thus, anybody with useful information is urged to come forward to help police nab the assailants.
Subsequently, fans, celebs and high profile personalities took to social media to pay tribute to the radio host.
Here are some of the tributes to Jozi FM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo;
It is with utter shock & dismay that we have learnt the news of the tragic passing of celebrated Actor Mandla Hlatshwayo. pic.twitter.com/9KHIJu43jF
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) May 15, 2017
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) May 15, 2017
— Fanashnikov (@fanamokoena) May 15, 2017
— Ulrich J van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) May 15, 2017
RIP #MandlaHlatshwayo, you died an honourable man. Condolences to your folks.
— Thulani Zondo (@King_The_Wolf) May 15, 2017
— 🇿🇦 KATLEHO 🇿🇦 (@Katleho_Yeezy) May 15, 2017
#MandlaHlatshwayo reports suggest he was gunned down when he intervened in a mugging incident outside the Meli pub in Pimville.
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) May 15, 2017
— Jozi FM (@jozifm) May 15, 2017
RIP my dj #mandlahlatshwayo condolences to the family.
— Thabang Mokoena (@rayza_mokoena) May 15, 2017
Waking up to such tragic news. Another hero that lost his life standing up for those who cant stand for themselves. 💔 #MandlaHlatshwayo
— Odie Onlyn (@odie_sa) May 15, 2017
Jozi FM station manager Mpho Mhlongo who was a close friend of the deceased was left heartbroken when he was called to see the lifeless body of the radio host. This was just a few hours after parting ways with him at the station.
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The 40-year-old actor and DJ was best known for his role as Siphiwe Phosa on the hit SABC1 soapie Generations. Mandla played the role for seven years, from 1999 to 2006 before moving on to other projects.
In addition, Mandla also starred in Soul City and The Lab and presented a magazine programme called Electric Workshop.