AS IT HAPPENED: Dumi Masilela memorial service

Final goodbyes as Dumi Masilela is laid to rest

Cape Town - Multi-talented star Dumi Masilela died on Wednesday, following an attempted hijacking.

The former Idols SA contestant was shot in the upper body and then later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

A memorial service will be held to honour the star on Wednesday in Kempton Park (Johannesburg), followed by the funeral service on Saturday at the same venue.

Follow the live updates here



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Friends and family are gathered at Hope Restoration Ministries for the late actor's memorial service.



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The Rhythm City cast have arrived. And tears are flowing. 


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Actress Connie Chiume among the program directors.



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"He was not scared to die and nothing would kill him because he had love."



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Rhythm City actor Mduduzi Mabaso asks "how can a person with so much love leave us?"



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Mduduzi Mabaso breaks into song.



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 Connie Chiume now pays tribute.



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A friend remembers going on a six hour road trip wit Dumi, "I realised then I had found a friend."



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"I was amazed at how much he loved Simphiwe. It was a love you can't speak only show."



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"Dumi was not of this world. When I heard the news I was heartbroken. I didn't think it was real."



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Isidingo actor Motlatse Mafatshe stands up in his seat to sing along to the choir.

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Friends and family dance to Dumi's hit song Shona Phansi.


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Dumi has been described as a strong man.



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"Long live the spirit of Dumi Masilela, long live"



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Family expected to speak at 17:00.



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Simphiwe calls Dumi "perfect."



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Simphiwe leads a song of tribute.



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17:59 WATCH: Simphiwe Ngema's moving tribute to her husband Dumi Masilela

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Dumi Masilela remembered as versatile, creative character .

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A collection box will be placed at the door to collect donations to support the family

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Following the thanks the memorial services is concluded.

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The funeral will take place at the same venue on Saturday at 08:00

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Click HERE for the funeral details




























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