04 August, 2017
We don't have any details yet, but we do know that it happened last night. They attempted to flee but were chased. Masilela tried to drive off and one occupant in the Jeep opened fire and Masilela was injured. he died in hospital.
Dumi was a cast member in ETV soapie Rhythm City.
The minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has expressed his condolences on Twitter.
The family of late Rhythm City actor confirmed that the actor's aunt died shortly after hearing about his death on Thursday.
Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says police are investigating a case of murder and attempted hijacking following the death of actor and musician, Dumi Masilela.
"He passed in a hijacking on Wednesday 2 August".
Masilela recently married former Muvhango actress Simphiwe Ngema in a star-studded traditional wedding.
"It is with great sadness that e.tv confirms the passing of Dumi Masilela".
"Happy birthday to my boyfriend, my best friend, my twin, my husband, my future baby daddy, my boongy". I could never thank you enough for being the man that you are.
Tributes have been pouring in for the 29-year-old.