South Africa is mourning the sudden sad death of one of the best hip hop artistes and deejays we’ve ever seen, DJ Citi Lyts.
DJ Citi Lyts whose real name is Sandile Nkululeko Mkhize succumbed to gun violence after he was shot 8 times in Dube, Soweto at night. He was pronounced dead in the early morning of Monday, 14th February 2022 at 12: 30 am.
I just received horrible news, I am literally shaking… @CitiLyts_SA was shot 8 times in Soweto last night, Sandile is dead!😭😭😭
— #TheMixUp (@C_liveDj) February 14, 2022
“I can confirm that Sandile passed away at 12:30 am in the morning,” family spokesperson Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini told Drum.
“They were ambushed and that is ambushed that is the best way to put it. They coupled up; four guys came out of nowhere, stopped them, and shot them in their heads. They fought as much as they can, and the guys shot them. I can’t confirm how many they were in the car yet, but this happened at Dube, Soweto.”
Nhlanhla said the family is still processing their son’s passing, and they are in the process of finding out who was behind this because it seems like a hit.
“I am on my way to Jabulani Police Station now to verify if the case is opened. But by now it should be because generally if it is a murder case and someone is laying on the pavement when the police come to the scene it is automatic.
We don’t know how to open up that type of case, I will follow up with the family also just to check if they have been contacted by any police officer. I want to find everything out and come back to you with detailed information,” he says.
DJ Citi Lyts was the little brother of the legendary rapper ProKid who passed away a few years ago on the 8th day of August 2018.
South Africa is currently pouring their heartfelt condolences for losing one of the promising artiste and deejay due to gun violence.
At the time of his passing, DJ Citi Lyts whow was behind the hit records; ‘Washa Washa’, and ‘Vurra’. He left Ambitiouz Entertainment where he was signed for a while to embark on solo career.