The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture, Beauty Dlulane, has extended condolences to the family of actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa, who died at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital over the weekend.

She was shot last Thursday at her home in Evander in Mpumalanga.

It is alleged that the incident took place after she intervened in a commotion between her brother and two other men.

Dlulane says the arts sector has been robbed of a talented and inspirational young woman.

Here is a statement from the Mdeliswa Family regarding the shooting and passing away of c. #RIPThandekaMdeliswa

β€” Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) September 5, 2020

In the video below, police in Mpumalanga say they have launched a manhunt for a suspect accused of shooting dead the 34-year-old actress:

Social media users have been paying tribute to the actress:

Below are some of the tweets: