Jozi FM staff remembered their late fellow DJ, Mandla Hlatshwayo. They laid flowers at Meli Lounge in Pimville, Soweto, yesterday.

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Actor and DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo was gunned down outside a Soweto tavern after attempting to help a group of women who were being mugged. It was reported four armed men entered the pub and tried to rob two women.

His family told Daily Sun they were happy Mandla’s memory lived on. But they were still battling to accept he’s no more.

“Mandla was not just a brother but our pillar of strength,” said his younger brother Lucky. He said he wanted to see his brother’s killers locked up.

Jozi FM’s CEO, Mpho Mhlongo, said Mandla was a hero. “Like a solder, he died defending someone. If a man like him died for what he did, it means it’s possible for us as men to fight for the rights of women,” she said.

“We can’t just fold our arms and keep quiet when there’s a man who showed us what should be done.”

He said they were disappointed in the justice system.

Gauteng police spokesman Captain Mavela Masondo told Daily Sun that investigations were continuing.

Image Courtesy: Afrika News

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