It was an emotional episode for the fans of Rhythm City on Wednesday as the show paid a final tribute to actor and singer, Dumi Masilela. The heart-wrenching memorial service featured the real life mother and brother of the departed star.
It has been two months now since the multi-talented act passed away in a botched hijacking. Last week Wednesday, the “Shona Phansi“ star made his final appearance on e.tv’s Rhythm City.
For his final appearance on the popular show, Sfiso Ngema as played by Dumi Masilela still made musical magic with the studio performance of “Ungasabi,” a song he wrote for the Rhythm City series just before his unfortunate passing.
The on-screen memorial service was massively heartbreaking and emotionally-charged considering the fact that it mirrored what happened to Dumi in real life and it featured touching tributes from several of the soapies most popular characters.
Last month, the producers of Rhythm City revealed they would phase out Sfiso‘s role in the series to mirror Dumi‘s murder. Even though a reenactment of the hijacking would not be shown, it would be reported by one of the characters.
Again, because Dumi Masilela touched a lot of lives in his short time on earth, social media channels have been in overdrive mode with a world of emotional tributes; especially from widow, friends, co-workers and fans.
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