A black Jeep involved in the murder and alleged attempted hijacking of slain Rhythm City actor, Dumi Masilela, has been found abandoned in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said.
But spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said t here were no contents in the vehicle linking it to Dumi.
This was despite it matching a description by the late actor’s friend, who was with him at the time of his murder.
Dumi was shot dead during an alleged attempted hijacking in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, on Wednesday night.
The black Jeep allegedly gave chase and opened fire on the actor’s VW Golf 7.
Said the captain: “We’re investigating a case of murder and attempted hijacking.
“Two men (including Dumi) were sitting in a white Golf 7 on Thursday when they were approached by a black Jeep, whose occupants then tried to hijack them.”
Makhubele said the two occupants in the Golf tried to drive off and one of them was shot in the upper body.
“We found that the Jeep had been hijacked in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, on the same night of Masilela’s killing,” he said.
“The owner was robbed after being hijacked by the five armed suspects. He was then abandoned in Benoni.”
No arrests have been made.
Dumi, who played Sifiso Ngema on the e.tv soapie, married actress Simphiwe Ngema in a traditional wedding earlier this year.
He was also a professional soccer player for SuperSport United and Highlands Park, but ended his career after a car accident.