South African Comedian and DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse Shot and Killed in Soshanguve

Renowned South African DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse tragically shot and killed in Soshanguve, sparking outrage and calls for justice in the entertainment industry.

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South African Comedian and DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse Shot and Killed in Soshanguve

South African Comedian and DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse Shot and Killed in Soshanguve

On April 21, 2024, popular South African comedian and DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse was shot and killed by unknown gunmen after a performance in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. Mabuse was driving near Tshwane University of Technology with a friend, who was injured in the attack. "Gauteng police have opened murder and attempted murder dockets and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward," said police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Khweza.

Mabuse, also known as 'Msindo' or 'Noisemaker', was a well-known soul music DJ, all-round entertainer, and stadium announcer for Mamelodi Sundowns football club. He was born in Gauteng and co-founded an entertainment company called Mashata-Tainment. Mabuse was close friends with the late DJ Sumbody and served as the program director at Sumbody's funeral.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown, and the suspects fled the scene. Tshwane police are following several leads to identify and apprehend the perpetrators. "The police are investigating the incident and following several leads, but the suspects have not yet been identified," Khweza confirmed.

Why this matters: The tragic murder of Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse has shocked the South African entertainment industry and raised concerns about the safety of public figures. The incident also highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in the country.

Tributes and messages of condolences have poured in following Mabuse's tragic death, with many describing him as a peaceful and trouble-free person who brought smiles to people's faces. Metro FM radio personality Paul Mtirara pleaded for a massive event to raise funds for Mabuse's family. The Mabuse family expressed their appreciation for the messages of support and condolences, and asked for space and time to deal with the trauma.

Key Takeaways

  • Popular South African DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse shot and killed in Soshanguve.
  • Mabuse was a well-known soul music DJ, entertainer, and stadium announcer.
  • Motive for the shooting is unknown, and suspects fled the scene.
  • Tragic murder has shocked the South African entertainment industry.
  • Mabuse's family asked for space and time to deal with the trauma.