Former Generations actor shot dead in Soweto

According to reports from South Africa, former Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo was shot dead in Soweto, Johannesburg on Sunday.

Mandla Hlatshwayo/Twitter

The radio host and another victim were reportedly gunned down at a pub while trying to help people who were being robbed.

Jozi FM confirmed the news on Twitter:

Jozi FM CEO Mpho Mhlongo, officially confirms the passing of @Deejaymandla. He was shot at Meli Lounge, in Pimville. M.M

Hlatshwayo was best known for his role as Siphiwe Phosa on the SABC1 soapie Generations, a role he played for seven years.