South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa has been shot dead at her family home in Evander, Mpumalanga in South Africa.
Thandeka Mdeliswa is popular for her starring role as Khanya in the SABC 1 drama series ‘Ikani’. It was reported that she got shot after she waded into a heated argument her older brother has with two men at their family home.
It was during this argument that one of the men grabbed his friend’s gun and shot the actress after which they flee the scene. Mdeliswa was immediately airlifted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where she died on Saturday September 5.
The actress‘ family confirmed her death via a statement. It reads, ”Her condition was critical but stable, she passed on in the morning of September 6th. The circumstances surrounding her death are still under investigation by SAPS. The brutality which was inflicted on our daughter us left us deeply hurt. This is another incidence of violence against women”
The Police in a statement confirmed that the owner of the hub has been identified. It reads, ”We are currently investigating the incident but have not arrested anyone. Yesterday, we brought the owner of the gun to book and we were advised to get the person who pulled the trigger’‘
The Police has urged anyone with information to approach any police station around.
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