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The Reason Why Actor Siyanda Sesimani died

Source: thesouthafrican

Talented "City of Souls" and "Manor" actor Siyanda Sesimani has reportedly died after being brutally beaten last week.

The entertainment industry took another hit after actor Siyanda Sesimani reportedly passed away on Friday, March 11.

According to close friend Zola Hashatsi, the Soul City star died before undergoing surgery next Monday, which was also the actor's birthday. This comes after he was allegedly brutally beaten in a mysterious attack last week and admitted to hospital for treatment.

The actor's family has not released a statement. At this stage, the details of the attack are also unknown.

The actor's death comes after award-winning hip-hop DJ Boitumelo Mooi, better known as DJ Dimplez, died earlier this week from a brain hemorrhage. He was buried on Friday.


TV presenter Zola Hashatsi announced on his Instagram account that Siya Sesimani had passed away.

Along with the cast's photo, Zola wrote: "Sad to announce the passing of my dear friend Siyanda Siya Sesimani @siyasesimani

"He has been fighting for his life in hospital after he was attacked and beaten to pulp. He was due to have surgery on Monday (his birthday).

"He is son, brother, friend and father. May his beautiful soul rest in peace."

Siyanda - who also worked on TV productions Ikhaya, iSithembiso and The Estate - is survived by a three-year-old daughter.

Actors Lerato Mvelase, Connie Chiume and Salama Mosese expressed their shock in the comments section of Hashatsi's post.

Production company Clive Morris Productions also shared some photos of him from the The Estate scene.

"City of Souls"

Siyanda won the hearts of many when she played Mandela in the critically acclaimed, award-winning SABC 1 edutainment musical "City of Souls." He joined the show in season 11 and quickly became a household name with a loyal fan base.

Siyanda Sesimani's passing follows the tragic passing of many other celebrities this year, including Riky Rick, Kuli Roberts, DJ Citi Lyts and Patrick Shai.

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