Former Generations Mandla Hlatshwayo shot and killed

Mandla Hlatshwayo saw the height of his prominence some years ago when he portrayed the character of Siphiwe Phosa on Generations, perhaps also at the time when that show was at the peak of its success. He later felt that show, so time went on and remained in the entertainment industry even as it was in obscurity.

On Monday morning of May 15, 2017 South African were shocked to learn that the once famed “Siphiwe Phosa” (Mandla Hlatshwayo) has been shot and killed. Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya, speaking to News24, said two people were shot at a pub in Pimville on Sunday night, but could not divulge their names before next of kin were informed.

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

Mandla Hlatshwayo was also a disk jockey (DJ) working at Jozi FM. It was Jozi FM CEO Mpho Mhlongo who shared the news in a Facebook post. Mpho  Mhlongo, who rushed to the scene, described the trauma of seeing his friend lying motionless.

He said it was not seeing his friend’s body on the floor that really got to him, but the fact that the shooters stole Mandla Hlatshwayo’s shoes. “He had no shoes on. They took his shoes. They took his life and then his shoes. It’s all been very traumatic,” Mpho¬† Mhlongo was quoted.


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