34-year-old South African Actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa is dead. She died on Saturday, September 5, 2020, two days after she was fatally shot at her family’s home in Evander, Mpumalanga, South Africa, the family confirmed in a statement.
“It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our dearest daughter. She was shot in Evander, Mpumalanga on Thursday, 3 September 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 5th September 2020 (Saturday).
The circumstances surrounding her death are still under investigation by police in Evander.
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,” the statement reads.
According to police information, the victim heard a commotion between her brother and two men. She then went out to investigate the problem whereupon getting closer one of the men fatally shot her.
The two men fled the scene and police as well as medical personnel were immediately summoned, police managed to trace the suspects however, the shooter ran away.