Mzansi Mourns Thandeka Mdeliswa's Murder

Her life was brutally taken away from her due to Gender Based Violence

By  | Sep 06, 2020, 10:57 AM  | Top of The

The country is mourning the brutal murder and untimely passing of a young and talented woman yet again, at the hands of gender-based violence, the news was first broken by Phil Mphela. According to a statement by the Mdeliswa family, the 34-year-old Thandeka Mdeliswa, who was popularly known for her role on local television drama iKani, was shot on Thursday the 3rd of September. She was immediately rushed to Evander Hospital in Mpumalanga, where she was stabilized and then airlifted to Witbank, after which she was transferred to Steve Biko Academic Hospital, in a stable but critical condition.

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After a long and painful fight, she passed on in the morning of Saturday, the 5th of September. Condolences and shock about her brutal murder have been pouring in since early this morning.

She was a phenomenal actress on and shared the screen with some of Mzansi's best actors, like Jet Novuka, who played her on-screen husband on Ngempela on SABC 1. She also shared the screen with fellow actresses, Khanya Mkhangisa and veteran Flo Maseba. Mam' Maseba was among the first to break the news 8 hours ago on her Twitter account because the two were close friends.

The shocking news has caused further outrage in the country that another senseless killing has taken place at the hands of men, some women feel defeated while some are calling for something to be done. Boity Thulo seemed to be lost for words.

Here are some Tweeps from South Africans who are fed up with the scourge of gender-based violence in the country, some are calling for the death penalty to be reinstated, while some are asking the President to actually do something.

One Tweep shared how she had recently watched the slain actress a few days ago their TV screens;

"...Rip beautiful yaz, mom & I were legit watching you on last week's Saturday movie on 161, my mom was like yoh, uke wanyamalala loGirl kanti ave ekwazi ukuActor but girl rip, justice will be served, it must be!
Seems like God can't hear our cries.
#RIPThandekaMdeliswa#NoToGBV..."


The family has asked for some time to mourn their child's untimely death and promises to update everyone as the murder case develops.

May her soul rest in peace.

How do you think the President can best solve this evil problem of violence against women and children in the country?

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