Dumi Masilela: The murdered actor’s memorial service and funeral details have been released by the family.
According to the aggrieved family, his memorial service will take place in Kempton Park‚ Johannesburg on Women’s Day. The venue for the service is the Hope Restoration Ministries between 2pm and 6pm.
Also at the same venue on Saturday 12 August, his funeral will be held. The funeral service will last between 8am and 11am after which guests can proceed to the cemetery to bid a final farewell to the multi-talented young man.
The talented actor’s life was abruptly cut short in his prime in a hijacking gone wrong last week. The tragedy struck during what was supposed to be an ordinary visit to a friend in Tembisa.
The 29-year-old star and a friend parked on a road in the area where he was visiting a friend before they were approached by a black jeep. Sensing an apparent hijacking, they tried to make a run for it but the black jeep followed and the occupants opened fire on them. It was in the process that the actor was hit by a single bullet in the upper body. Consequently, his friend who was in the car with him rushed him to the hospital where he spent the night fighting for his life. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make it as after five hours of surgery, doctors confirmed he died.
The actor was reportedly conscious before he went into surgery. Thus, his family never believed he will not make it out alive. As a result of the shock that swept through the Masilela family on that fateful day, his aunt couldn’t take it and subsequently died after hearing about her nephew’s death. She was still mourning her brother (Dumi’s father) who died last year.
Dumi Masilela, who is better known for his role of Sfiso Ngema on Rhythm City got married to Muvhango star Simphiwe Ngema earlier this year and the couple have been living their love life to the fullest until now.