Cops hold man over Dumi Masilela murder

14 August 2017 - 11:51 By Jessica Levitt
One person is in police custody following the murder of Dumi Masilela
One person is in police custody following the murder of Dumi Masilela

Officials have confirmed to TshisaLIVE that a man is being held in police custody for allegedly being involved in the murder of Dumi Masilela, as well as other crimes.

The suspect was arrested last week and police believe he is linked to the incident earlier this month in Tembisa where the Rhythm City actor was gunned down.

"He has been linked to other crimes and it is believed he is linked to the Dumi case. Investigations are ongoing," said police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini.

Ekurhuleni executive mayor Mzwandile Masina announced at Masilela's funeral on Saturday that police had arrested suspects in connection with the murder.

Police have downplayed this and confirmed that only one person is in custody and investigations into the direct link to the murder are continuing.

Masilela, who was with a friend, had parked on a road in Tembisa when a black Jeep approached his car.  As he tried to drive away, he was shot once and drove himself halfway to hospital.

He was still conscious as he went into surgery but after five hours he was declared dead.

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