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South African actor Mandla Hlatshwayo killed in Soweto

Popular South African actor Mandla Hlatshwayo has been shot to dead, while he and his friend were confronting a group of men who had robbed women of their mobile phones in a pub in Soweto reports say.

Fans of the star are paying tributes to the former actor of popular local TV series Generations, who died on Sunday night. Mandla Hlatshwayo was also a disc jockey for local radio station Jozi FM
Many have been using social media to send messages of condolences to the family of Mr

Hlatshwayo, using the hashtag #RIPMandla, which has been trending since news of his death broke on Monday morning.

According to the BBC, South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world with more than 50,000 cases reported every year.

Mr Hlatshwayo’s death has therefore sparked a debate around how to tackle the country’s rampant crime levels.

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