News coming from the East Rand of Johannesburg (Ekurhuleni) states that the Germiston Theatre will soon be named after the late Rhythm City actor who was shot dead in an attempted hijacking in Tembisa – August 2017.
Masilela and a friend were seated in his Golf 7 vehicle. Two of the six gangsters were meant to have gone for Masilela’s vehicle but only Khumbudzo Solomon Mukhuba, known as Solly, got out. Nkosi said Mukhuba approached the car and fired shots into Masilela’s car and then ran back to the Jeep with his accomplices.
A wounded Masilela had then sped off. He later died at the Tembisa Hospital. The Jeep that the attackers were travelling in had been hijacked in Daveyton earlier. At the time of Masilela’s shooting, the Jeep’s owner, Trevor Shabangu, was lying in the back seat of the vehicle and had heard the gunshot ringing.
The Germiston Theatre will soon be named after the late actor, Dumi Masilela. TV presenter and actor, Zola Hashatsi has announced that the process is already under way with the Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina backing the movement.
“We honour his artistic talent and we hope this gesture will go a long way in healing the family and the Industry at large,” said Zola.
The state-of-the-art theatre will open at the end of May 2018.
Dumi Masilela, who died in August 2017 after an attempted hijacking gone horribly wrong, was born in Kempton Park in the Ekurhuleni Municipality.