Cape Town – Popular South African disc spinner DJ Sumbody has died.
DJ Sumbody, whose real name was Oupa John Sefoka, died on Sunday morning while traveling on Woodmead road in Johannesburg.
Unknown gunmen sprayed his vehicle with a hail of bullets, killing him and one of his bodyguards instantly.
Police in Gauteng said in a statement that they were searching for suspects and investigating circumstances that led to the shooting.
“Police received a complaint about a shooting incident at the corner of Woodmead Drive and Woodland Drive at approximately 00:30. Upon arrival at the scene, police found two people inside a VW Golf with gunshot wounds.
#sapsGP Gauteng #SAPS are searching for suspects following a shooting in Woodmead where two people died and one was seriously injured, in the early hours of Sunday, 20/11/22. Police appeal to anyone with information to call #CrimeStop 08600 10111. TMhttps://t.co/8xIFrc7Qjs pic.twitter.com/wfibKdJeO3
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) November 20, 2022
“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 center after sustaining gunshot wounds,” the statement said.
The motive for the shooting remained unknown.
“Gauteng Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Tommy Mthombeni, has activated maximum resources to trace suspects responsible for this shooting.
“Police appeal to anyone with information that can help in the investigation or assist in the apprehension of the suspects to please call the crime stop number on 08600 10111 or report to the nearest police station. Information can also be given anonymously via my SAPS App that can be downloaded from any smartphone,” Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said.
DJ Sumbody was due to perform at the All White Veuve Clicquot Picnic on Sunday in Pretoria.
The DJ was also a businessman who co-owned a chain of clubs called Ayepyep Lifestyle Lounge around Pretoria.
Ayepyep Management said in a statement that the event had since been cancelled.
All white party in Ayepyep is cancelled…… #RIPDJSumbody pic.twitter.com/gJ6OWTz0Pu
— MAMSHENGU💧 (@Positiv15591120) November 20, 2022
Tributes have been pouring in on social media networks.
It looks like he was surrounded by multiple cars(two or more) during the hit to ensure that his truly dead pic.twitter.com/PKW7sxoY5n
— Rre_Nkelenketla (@nkelenketla) November 20, 2022
DJ Sumbody was once a queue marshall at Bosman taxi rank, taught the business by his father.
Turned TshwaneFM to speak vernac
Took over former Del Kuze & started Ayepyep lifestyle in Sunnyside, also went on to open 2nd one in Menlyn and opened 3rd one in Cape Town
— Tumi (@tumiwamodimo) November 20, 2022
What a year! 💔💔 DJ Sumbody dead, shot dead in a hit, wow! Entrepreneur, owner of the Ayepyep clubs, Sumsounds Music, Amapiano pioneer.. He achieved a lot in his few years…Rest In Peace champ! #RIPDJSumbody pic.twitter.com/xGcH99wlUk
— Khanyi Magubane (@Khanyi_Magubane) November 20, 2022
The very same guy who gave us;
Monate mpolaye with cassper nyovest
Iyamemeza & etc 💔💔💔
Rest In Peace Oupa John “DJ Sumbody” Sefoka 🙏 😔 🕊 🕊 #RIPDJSumbody pic.twitter.com/X3aAalhBr8
— ♚Tshepo Parody Epo🐆🐆 (@Prince_Guap057) November 20, 2022
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu