Dumi Masilela played Sifiso Mgema on the eTV soapie Rhythm City. He was shot and killed in a hijacking. Picture: Facebook

As a tribute to the slain actor Dumi Masilela, Rhythm City recently took a decision to  to incorporate his death into the exit storyline of his character, Sifiso Ngema.

The Rhythm City star was shot in a suspected hijacking in Tembisa in August and later died in hospital.

Producer Yula Quinn said the show decided to put together an episode which would be a celebration of both the actor and the character.

Masilela's character appeared for the last time on the soapie on October 11.

A moving special on-screen memorial service, which took place on October 18, left fans in tears as they remembered the 29-year-old star.

Quinn said the memorial was only agreed upon following extensive consultation with the family.

"After extensive consultation with the Masilela family, the producers of Rhythm City have decided to incorporate Dumi Masilela’s tragic death into the exit storyline of his character," read a statement.

The tribute episode featured Masilela’s mother Sabatha Magdeline and brother Thabani .

Thabani tweeted: “Hope y'all are watching @eRhythmCity In honor of my late my brother @DumiLive miss you too much bro”.

Fans shared their tribute messages to Masilela and commended the show for honouring the star.