Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa was shot dead, Family speaks. According to the family of slain actress Thandeka Mdeliswa, the 34-year-old actress succumbed to gun wounds after being shot close range in Evander, Mpumalanga.

Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa was shot dead, Family speaks

Thandeka Mdeliswa is known to be the young actress who played 25-year-old Khanya on drama Ikani.. She previously landed minor roles on local soaps Generations: The Legacy, Isidingo and Rhythm City, and a bigger one on the SABC1 short story series Ngempela.

Announcement from the Mdeliswa family.

The shooting and Passing away of Thandeka Mdeliswa (34).
It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing on of our dearest daughter.

She was shot in Evander, Mpumalanga on Thursday 3 September 2020. She was immediately rushed to Evander hospital, stabilized 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).

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The circumstances surrounding her shooting are still under investigation by Evander SAPS in Mpumalanga.

She was a young, talented, and inspirational actress which her family and community were looking to see flourish. We had a lot of expectations for her.

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 that justice will be served.

This is the only information we can currently convey as a family.

The family requests that it be given a chance to grieve and request that our privacy be respected at this time. However, funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.


Thandeka Mdeliswa studied acting at Brumilda‘s Acting Academy and managed her first television role in 2013, starring in an episode of the etv drama anthology series eKasi: Our Stories entitled “Imbiza” The episode first aired on 23 September in 2013.

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