“Khwinana’s passing was as a blow to his family and the arts industry.”
The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture has confirmed reports about the cruel murder of a local actor Sibusiso Khwinana.
According to a police statement, it is alleged that Sibusiso and his friend were on the corner of Pretorius and Steve Biko Streets when he was accosted by the suspect who demanded his cellphone.
“As they were wrestling for the cellphone, the deceased was allegedly stabbed with a sharp object on the upper body. He was certified dead on the scene,” the police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said.
Sibusiso Khwinana, the 25-year-old young man, was knifed on Friday in Arcadia, Pretoria. It is believed that he had been attending a screening of a movie at a cinema in Sterland Mall, Pretoria when the incident took place.
Sibusiso played the lead role of Lefa in a local movie Matwetwe, directed by comedian Kagiso Lediga and co-directed by DJ Black Coffee.
“Mr. Khwinana’s death, especially at such a young age, and circumstances under which he was murdered is a deprival of dreams, songs that will never be sung and performances that will never be enjoyed and showcased,” said the Committee chairperson, Xoliswa Tom.
“Khwinana’s passing was as a blow to his family and the arts industry,” regretted Xoliswa Tom.
The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture urged the SA Police Service (SAPS) to speedily take action to punish those responsible.