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Breaking News: Three persons have been arrested in connection with murder of actress Thandeka Mdeliswa

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Three persons have been arrested by the Mpumalanga police in connection with the killing of 34-year-old actress Thandeka Mdeliswa who was shot during an argument at her home in Evander

The police while speaking on Saturday 12 September 2020 revealed that a 27-year-old man was arrested on Friday following the tragic murder of the actress as well as two other suspects aged 24 and 29 for unlawful possession of the firearm believed to have been used in the murder.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said they had been informed that Mdeliswa had heard a squabble between her brother and two men.

“She then went out to investigate the problem, whereupon getting closer, one of the men snatched a firearm from his friend and shot her,” said Hlathi.

He said that the two men then fled the scene. Police and medical personnel were immediately summoned and Mdleliswa was taken to hospital, but unfortunately died on Saturday, 5 September.

Mdleliswa played the role of Khanya Hlophe in the television soapie

The three suspects will appear at the Evander Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“We are glad that the suspects have been arrested, including the alleged murderer,” Mpumalanga police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma said.

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