Local actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa, popularly known for the role of Khanya in SABC1 Isindebele drama ‘Ikani’, has died at the age of 34.
In a statement, the family says Mdeliswa was shot on 3 September at her family’s home in Evander, Mpumalanga. She was rushed to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where she was in a critical condition. Thandeka Mdeliswa died on Saturday morning.
“It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our dearest daughter. She was shot in Evander, Mpumalanga, on Thursday, September 3 2020.
She was immediately rushed to Evander hospital, stabilised, then airlifted to Witbank after which she was transferred to Steve Biko Academic Hospital (Pretoria) as her condition was critical but stable. She passed on in the morning of the September 5 2020 (Saturday).” – the statement reads
“The brutality which was inflicted on our daughter has left us deeply hurt. This is another incident of violence against women (gender-based violence) which our country has to fight against. We believe justice will be served.”
She was a young, talented and inspirational actress which her family and community were [hoping] to see flourish. We had a lot of expectations for her,” the statement added.
See the full statement below:
— Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) September 5, 2020
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