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South African Producer and Amapiano Pioneer DJ Sumbody is Dead

Popular South African music producer and the pioneer of the viral Amapiano sound, DJ Sumbody is dead. The entertainer was shot dead on Sunday, November 20th in South Africa.

South African Producer and Amapiano Pioneer DJ Sumbody is Dead
DJ Sumbody

Sunday World reports that Sumbody was traveling on Woodmead road in Johannesburg when unknown gunmen sprayed his vehicle with bullets killing him and one of his bodyguards instantly.

A Sandton police officer said that a third person, believed to be DJ Sumbody’s second bodyguard, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the car.

The police have said they are looking for the suspects and are looking critically into the circumstances surrounding the gunshot.

The DJ was set to perform at his Ayepyep fifth edition All White Vueve Picnic. The event was meant to be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo said in a statement:

“Police received a complaint about a shooting on Woodmead Drive at approximately 12.30am. Upon arrival at the scene, police found two people inside a VW Golf with gunshot wounds. Both victims, a driver, and a passenger were certified dead on the scene. It was reported that the third victim, who was driving a BMW X5, was taken to the nearest medical care centre after sustaining gunshot wounds. Police appeal to anyone with information that can help in the investigation or assist in the apprehension of the suspects to call the crime stop number or report to the nearest police station. Information can also be given anonymously via my SAPS App that can be downloaded from any smartphone.”

Our condolences to the deceased family at this time of their grief.

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Charis Ebiaghian

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