Jozi FM boss Mpho Mhlangu posted confirmation of Hlatswayo's death on Twitter.
From 1999 to 2006, he played the role of Siphiwe Phosa on the SABC1 soapie Generations.
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Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo has reportedly died after being shot dead at a night club in Primville. Picture: Facebook
We live in such a violent society, we have a national crisis #RIPMandla
Died a hero, trying to defend a woman. May your soul rest in peace #ripmandlahlatshwayo
Crime is spiralling out of control in our country, and our minister of police is just tweeting and posting memes.#RIPMandlaHlatshwayo
Killed for trying to help a sister in distress, damn that's cold😨😢.#RIPMandlaHlatshwayo