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Dumi’s killers appear to in court


The bail application of two men implicated in the hijacking of Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela will be heard on Wednesday.

Mfundo Nkosi and Bongani Masumbuka’s case was postponed on Monday in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court‚ where they stand accused of being in possession of a hijacked Jeep and an unlicensed firearm.

Masilela had parked on a road in Tembisa on August 2 when a black Jeep approached his car. As he tried to drive away‚ he was shot once. He was later declared dead in hospital.

The state has not yet charged anyone with Masilela’s murder.

The shock that swept through the Masilela family took its toll on his aunt who died after hearing about her nephew’s death. A single ambulance now stands outside the house, a painful reminder of that tragedy and as a “precaution”.


Neighbours describe Dumi as a “lovely boy from a great family” who always had respect for those around him and loved God.

Soft sobs, gentle whispers and subdued singing is heard as neighbours, family, friends and colleagues, including the entire Rhythm City cast, enter the family home in Kempton Park.

“We are just a normal Christian family that is trying to cope with what has happened. In the last few days we have gone through every emotion you can imagine from shock to sadness to anger and frustration. We are angry but will not hold on to anger. In time, we will forgive the men who killed Dumi,” his brother Mbongeni told TshisaLIVE.

Dumi’s family say that they hope police will find the men responsible for Dumi’s death but don’t need an arrest for closure.

Source : Online
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