Cape Town – Rapper Sandile Mkhize, popularly known as DJ Citi Lyts, has died.
Reports indicated that DJ Citi Lyts died in a hail of bullets during an attempted hijack in Soweto on Monday morning.
The alleged suspects are at large.
“I can confirm that Sandile passed away at 12:30 am in the morning,” Drum quoted family spokesperson Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini as saying.
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Nhlanhla said that the rapper and his friends were ambushed on the street by four guys who came out of nowhere driving a silver VW polo and started shooting at the rapper after an alleged altercation.
“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,” said Nhlanhla.
According to TimesLive Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo confirmed that a case of murder had been opened.
“Gauteng police launched a manhunt for suspects after a musician was shot dead in Dube, Soweto, in the early hours of February 14 2022.
“Police were called to a murder scene in Dube at about 2am and on arrival found a 32-year-old man lying on the ground with gunshot wounds in the upper body. He was certified dead by paramedics,” Masondo said.
DJ Citi Lyts was the young brother of the deceased award-winning rapper Linda “Prokid” Mkhize.
He was best known for his hit song “Vura” which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2016 SA Hip Hop Awards and Best Hit Single at the 16th Annual Metro FM awards in 2017.
Our brother Citi Lyts is gone forever ??
— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 14, 2022
Citi Lyts . Horrible and horrific way to go out. Tragic the stuff we do to one another as humans ?
— Solomzi (@Solphendukaa) February 14, 2022
Farewell my brother? Thank you for believing in me. Citi Lyts Forever
— S.O.O.N 2 (@TouchlineTruth) February 14, 2022
So by Dj Citi Lyts passing, we’ve lost the last link to Pro Kid? Damn
— Moor (@oratile_sharp) February 14, 2022
Picture: Facebook/ DJ Citilyts
Compiled by Odwa Shumi