‘Rhythm City’ replays murder
● 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.