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3 Aug 2017, Cape Town: Rhythm City actor, Dumi Masilela, 29, has died on Wednesday night following an attempted hijacking incident in Tembisa.
The actor played the role of the street kid Sifiso Ngema since his first appearance in the soap in January 2013.
According to police spokesperson Kay Makhubele, Masilela and his friend were shot while driving on Wednesday night.
Michael Pocock, e.tv PR manager, confirmed the news of Masilela's death. The TV channel released an official statement on Thursday: "It is with great sadness that e.tv confirms the passing of Dumi Masilela. He passed in hijacking on Wednesday 2 August. Dumi played the role of Sifiso on Rhythm City for the past 5 years. e.tv sends their condolences to Dumi's family, friends and Rhythm City colleagues".
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has expressed his condolences on Twitter: "It is with absolute shock & dismay that we recieved the news of Rhythm City star Dumi Masilela's sudden & tragic passing."