Gun violence has once again reared its ugly head after two prominent people lost their lives in what are suspected to be car jackings that turned violent.
The first casualty was Hip hop artiste Sandile Mkhize a.k.a DJ Citilyts who was also the young brother to late legendary hip hop artiste Pro.
An unnamed source told South African media that four armed men approached Citi and his friends and pointed their firearms at them. The source says that one of the four armed men then tried to reason with his friends who went on to shoot at Citi a number of times, wounding him fatally.
The source also added that the men arrived in a VW Polo – the same car they used to flee the scene after they killed the young musician.
Mkhize captured the hearts of Mzansi with his hits, including Washa, Vura and Malambane.
He worked with several major artists, including Sjava, Emtee and Fifi Cooper, while at Ambitiouz Entertainment. He left the label several years ago.
Vura 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.
Mkhize lost his brother, veteran rapper Linda “ProKid”, in 2018. He dedicated a song to ProKid and shared his heartbreak at the star’s funeral
Meanwhile on Saturday, the body of former Zimbabwe warriors left back Charles Yohane was also found with a bullet wound to the head in Soweto.
Yohane’s body was found in the Mzimhlophe Hostel, with bullet wounds whilst the car he had been driving was recovered the following day.
Yohane had been using the car he was driving for e-hailing service Bolt on a part-time basis after training sessions at the academy where he was coaching.
The incident happened on Saturday with his body arriving at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in the early hours of Sunday after residents near the hostel heard the sound of gunshots.