- Thandeka Mdeliswa has been killed in an argument over the weekend
- She was reportedly shot after two men came to her family's house and began arguing
- The police are in pursuit of the shooter, the identity of the owner of the gun is known to the police
Actor Thandeka Mdeliswa was killed in her family's home in Evander, Mpumalanga. It has been reported that she died of a gunshot wound.
The family has confirmed her death and the police are investigating. Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi has said that two men came to the home and had an argument with Thandeka's brother.
She went to talk to the two men and the argument escalated and one of the men grabbed his friends gun and shot her.
The men ran away and the police have said that they know who the owner of the gun is but they are still pursuing the shooter.
The family reportedly released a statement saying that Thandeka was airlifted to hospital where she passed away on Saturday morning according to News 24.
Thandeka (27) was known for her role on SABC 1's drama iKani, she played the role of Khanya.
Her family released the following statement:
"She was a young, talented and inspirational actress and her family and community were looking to see her flourish. We had a lot of expectations for her.”
“The brutality which was affected on our daughter has left us deeply hurt. This is another incident of gender-based violence (GBV) which our country has to fight against. We believe justice will be served. Evander SAPS are continuing to investigate.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi has taken to social media to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa what it will take for him to address the current scourge of femicide in Mzansi.
The media personality recently sent an open video message to Ramaphosa. Somgaga asked the president probing questions related to the scourge of gender-based violence in the country. The Idols SA presenter feels that the president has not done enough when it comes to femicide.
"What is it going to take for you to say enough is enough?"
In other news, Lady Zamar has taken to social media to praise Mzansi men who do not abuse women. She also gave a shout-out to men who lend their voices towards the fight against gender-based violence (GBV).
The musician is currently embroiled in a legal case against her ex-boyfriend Sjava, who she accuses of mistreating her. Sjava denied the allegations.
Taking to Twitter, Lady Zamar posted:
"Massive thanks to every man who has never laid a finger on a woman, threatened her, beat her or in anyway abused a woman. Big thanks to all the men who fight alongside women to stop gender-based violence, protecting their wives, daughters, sisters, friends, aunts, moms, cousins."
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