South African Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa Shot Dead

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34-year-old South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa has been confirmed dead after being shot at her family home in Evander, Mpumalanga in South Africa.

She died on Saturday, September 5, 2020, two days after she was fatally shot at her family’s home in Evander, Mpumalanga, South Africa, the family confirmed in a statement.

“It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our dearest daughter. She was shot in Evander, Mpumalanga on Thursday, 3 September 2020.

She was immediately rushed to Evander hospital, stabilised then airlifted to Witbank after which she was transferred to Steve Biko Academic Hospital (Pretoria) as her condition was critical but stable. She passed on in the morning of the 5th September 2020 (Saturday).

The brutality which was inflicted on our daughter has left us deeply hurt. This is another incident of violence against women (gender-based violence) which our country has to fight against. We believe justice will be served,” the statement reads.

The actress who is best known for her starring role as Khanya in the SABC 1 drama series Ikani, had waded into a heated argument her older brother got into with two men at their family home on Thursday September 3.

The argument got violent as one of the men grabbed his friend’s firearm and shot the actress. The two men fled the scene and it was learnt that the police have identified the owner of the gun as Hlathi.

Mdeliswa was airlifted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where she died on Saturday, September 5.

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