Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of South African Actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa

Three people have been arrested for their alleged role in the shooting of South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa.

The 34-year-old actress was shot at her family home in Evander, Mpumalanga on September 3 after she waded into a heated argument her older brother had with two men.

She died two days later at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

On Saturday, 12 September 2020, the Police in Mpumalanga confirmed they have made some arrests over the case.

“Three men have been arrested in this regard, including the one believed to have shot Mdeliswa,” the police said in a statement.

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“Police on Friday arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the murder, and another two suspects, aged 24 and 29, for unlawful possession of the firearm believed to have been used in the murder.”

Mdeliswa played the role of Khanya Hlophe in the television soapie Ikani. After she was shot, killers fled the scene.

Her family in a statement last Sunday described the 27-year-old as “a young, talented and inspirational actress which her family and community were looking to see flourish”.

“The brutality which was inflicted on our daughter has left us deeply hurt. This is another incident of violence against women which our country has to fight against. We believe that justice will be served,” the statement said.

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