Former Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo shot dead

Mandla Hlatshwayo’s death: A hero gone too soon

Cape Town – According to online reports former Generations actor and JoziFM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo, 40, has been shot dead. 

Hlatshwayo and a friend were reportedly gunned down in Pimville, Soweto during a robbery at a pub on Sunday night. 

Mpho Mhlongo, JoziFM CEO, confirmed the news to EWN

Mhlongo also posted a message on Facebook: "It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of our beloved brother, friend and colleague, Mandla Hlatshwayo. He was gunned down last night at Meli pub in Pimville. He will be sorely missed. May his humble soul Rest In Peace!"

Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya confirmed that two people were shot dead at a pub in Pimville at 23:00 on Sunday night. 

Mgwenya added that the victims tried to help other people in the pub who were being robbed.

Hlatshwayo was best known for his role as Siphiwe Phosa on the SABC1 soapie Generations, a role he played for seven years.

According to TVSA Hlatshwayo’s big break came in 1996 when he starred in the SABC 1 soapie Soul City 2