The death of South African actor and musician Dumi Masilela has come under renewed scrutiny after his widow, Simphiwe Ngema, made a surprising confession during a recent interview.
Masilela was killed in an attempted hijacking in August 2017, leaving behind his wife Ngema and a promising career in the entertainment industry. However, in a recent interview with South African magazine TrueLove, Ngema admitted that she had known about a plot to harm her husband before his death.
Ngema revealed that she had received a message from an unknown number warning her to be careful because her husband’s life was in danger. She said that at first, she dismissed the message, thinking it was a prank, but later became suspicious when she received a similar message the following day.
The admission has raised questions about whether Masilela’s death was a random act of violence or a targeted attack. The circumstances surrounding his death have always been shrouded in mystery, with many speculating that there was more to the story than what was initially reported.
At the time of Masilela’s death, it was reported that he had been shot during an attempted hijacking in Tembisa, a township east of Johannesburg. According to police reports, Masilela had been parked on the side of the road when he was approached by armed men who demanded his car. When he resisted, he was shot and later died in hospital.
However, some have questioned the official narrative, with some suggesting that there may have been a conspiracy to silence Masilela. The recent confession by Ngema has added fuel to these suspicions, with many now calling for a thorough investigation into Masilela’s death.
The case has also highlighted the issue of violence and crime in South Africa, particularly the high incidence of hijackings and robberies. According to recent statistics, South Africa has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world, with an average of 57 murders a day.
Many have criticized the government for failing to address the issue, with some calling for tougher laws and harsher penalties for those convicted of violent crimes. The Masilela case has also raised concerns about the safety of public figures in South Africa, with many now calling for increased security measures for celebrities and other high-profile individuals.
In response to the recent developments, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a statement saying that they will investigate the matter further. However, they have also urged the public to come forward with any information they may have about the case, saying that they need the help of the community to solve the crime.
Meanwhile, Ngema has said that she regrets not taking the threats more seriously and has urged others to speak out if they receive similar messages. She has also called for justice for her late husband, saying that he did not deserve to die in such a senseless and violent way.
The case of Dumi Masilela’s death is a tragic reminder of the high levels of violence and crime in South Africa, and the need for greater efforts to address the issue. It also highlights the importance of speaking out and reporting any suspicious activity, as well as the need for increased security measures for public figures and celebrities.