May 25, 2018


4 nabbed for DJ murder

Shot and killed . . . DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo

Shot and killed . . . DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo

Police have arrested four people for the murder of former Generations actor and Jozi FM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo, who was shot and killed during a robbery in Soweto on Sunday night.

SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe confirmed the arrests, saying, “As the SAPS we are pleased to report that our members have effected the arrest of four people in connection with the murder of Mandla Hlatswayo and another man in Soweto over the weekend.”

He noted, “We can confirm that during the arrest, police also seized a firearm and mandrax tablets. Investigations into the matter continues,” Mathe said.

Earlier, Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane told SABC news the suspects were arrested early on Tuesday morning.

Captain Hitler Mgwenya said that Hlatshwayo was shot dead in Soweto on Sunday night.

“It happened at 23:00. Four armed suspects entered the pub and robbed people there. The two victims who were shot were trying to assist the other people in the pub who were being robbed,” Mgwenya said.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has expressed “deep sadness” at the passing of Hlatshwayo.

“The country has lost one of its shining young stars in the entertainment industry, who passed away reportedly at the hands of cold-hearted criminals,” Zuma said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family. Our prayers and thoughts are with them in this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace.”

He said Hlatshwayo would be remembered for his acting talent that he displayed in the popular soapie and youth education drama, Soul City. -news24

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