‘Rhythm City’ re­plays mur­der

The Times (South Africa) - - News - By KARISHMA THAKURDIN

● The mur­der of ac­tor Dumi Masilela dur­ing a botched hi­jack­ing in Tem­bisa, on the East Rand, last month is to be re­played when his Rhythm City char­ac­ter‚ Si­fiso Ngema‚ is killed off next month.

The pro­duc­ers made the de­ci­sion to repli­cate Masilela’s death in an at­tempt to high­light vi­o­lent crime in South Africa.

“Af­ter ex­ten­sive con­sul­ta­tion with the Masilela fam­ily the pro­duc­ers of Rhythm City have de­cided to in­cor­po­rate Dumi Masilela’s tragic death into the sto­ry­line‚” the pop­u­lar TV show’s pro­duc­ers said.

Masilela will ap­pear for the last time on Oc­to­ber 11.

“This is a way to pay trib­ute to Dumi‚” said pro­ducer Yula Quinn.

Masilela died in hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing shot on Au­gust 2.

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