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SA actor Hlomla Dandala hits out at trolls over Patrick Shai’s death

South African actor Hlomla Dandala has taken out his anger over the death of veteran actor Patrick Shai in a video rebuking social media trolls.

Hlomla hit out at trolls who dragged Shai for challenging rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match. He also blamed ‘cancel culture’ for the actor’s death.

Shai died on Saturday morning. He took his own life in the garage of his family home in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Hlomla posted a video on his socials attacking everyone who had a hand in the death of his industry colleague. In the video the actor had no kind words for trolls.

“I just found out about the passing of Patrick Shai and all those people who came after him for likes. I hope you’re happy now,” he said.

“For those who wanted Patrick Shai cancelled. You wanted it. You got it,” added Hlomla.

Media personality and Activist Criselda Kananda also shared his views on the state of social media.

“Dear God, I’m requesting your sons and daughters to stop being rude to people they don’t know. Yhu hayi Bawo it is getting worse. This social media has created unkind, hateful, hurtful people who can’t take a second to think about #hurtpeoplehurtpeople. #RIPPatrickShai.

“People are going through a lot. Please be gentle. Try harder to identify signs that are a cry for help,” Criselda wrote on Instagram.

Last week, Patrick Shai found himself at the top of social media trends after challenging Cassper to a boxing match. His challenge was not well received after he used some strong language calling Cass ‘son of b*tch’.

After massive backlash from his and Cassper’s fans, Shai withdrew his statement and apologized to Cassper for insulting his mother.