The family of late actor, Sibusiso Khwinana, has reacted with shock to his death.
The Matwetwe actor was fatally wounded on Friday night in Arcadia, Pretoria. Khwinana, who plays the role of shy Lefa was believed to have been attending a screening of the movie at a cinema in Sterland Mall when he was attacked by a suspect who demanded his cellphone.
He was allegedly stabbed with a sharp object on the upper body and died on the scene.
Police have not made any arrests and cases of robbery and murder are being investigated.
Speaking to SABC News, Sibusiso’s sister, Jay, says the police called them on Friday night at 11:30 pm and told them to come to the Hatfield police station as something had happened.
She says when they arrived at the police station, they were told that Sibusiso has been killed.
Jay adds that their parents are not taking his death well.
I’m truly hurt to hear of the MURDER of @skhwinana (For a damn Cell Phone) such a bright star, with so much talent and artistry still to contribute South Africa and and the World.
He even sent me a message thanking me for supporting #Matwetwe when it opened
That touched me. pic.twitter.com/1phJPgIRYZ
— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) March 2, 2019
We are devastated to learn of the tragic & untimely passing of Celebrated Actor & the pride of Soshanguve Sibusiso Khwinana whose talent was demonstrated in his performance in the box-office hit #Matwetwe. He was also a founding member of the Independent Theatres Makers Movement pic.twitter.com/uPETO7YmRI
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) March 2, 2019
What a loss!!!!
How long will it take for us to realize we have a crime problem as country, how many people must die before we do something.Who must we trust to protect us and our Families,who must we vote for?#ripsbu pic.twitter.com/461PvICnZt
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) March 2, 2019
Listening to his interview with @KgopediAfrika the other day, I felt so inspired by this young brother. The news that we have lost him to violent crime is devastating in the worst way possible. ? Condolences to his family and friends. #RIPSBU #MATWETWE pic.twitter.com/M4tW3OGUTK
— #RIPSbu (@KatlegoMaboe) March 2, 2019
This is unbelievable , condolences to Sibusiso Khwinana’s family and friends, such a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him #RIPSibusisoKhwinana pic.twitter.com/EaM9GR3eBO
— Vuyolwethu Ngcukana (@vuyomse) March 2, 2019