A popular South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa has died after being shot in her home in Evander Mpumalanga.
According to police reports, two men visited her home on Thursday and had an intense argument with her brother.
Mdeliswa decided to confront the two men and in the process, an ensued argument became very violent and one of the men grabbed the gun from his colleague and shot Mdeliswa.
Thandeka Mdeliswa’s family confirmed that she died after being shot. In a statement on Sunday, the family said: “It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing on of our dearest daughter.
“She was shot in Evander, Mpumalanga on Thursday 3 September 2020. She was immediately rushed to Evander hospital, stabilised then airlifted to Witbank after which she was transferred to Steve Biko Academic Hospital (Pretoria) as her condition was critical but stable. She passed on in the morning of the 5th September 2020 (Saturday).”
Police said in a statement: “We are currently investigating this matter and we 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. We are busy with our investigation. Anyone with information that can assist should approach the Evander Police Station or any police station around.”