South Africans woke up to shocking news on Sunday the 20th . . . the news that amapiano artist Oupa Sefoka fondly known as DJ Sumbody has died.
According to reports, he and his body guard were driving on the Woodmead road, when they ran into an unfortunate incident. The car that they were travelling in was shot 48 times, killing both Dj Sumbody and his bodyguard instantly.
His family says further details surrounding his death are still unclear but unconfirmed reports indicate he was shot and killed. Dj Sumbody was due to perform at the All White Veuve Clicquot Picnic on Sunday.
As soon as news of his death was known, he shot to the number one trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #RIPDJSumbody . . . and a lot of his peers have expressed shock at his untimely passing.
The SAPS are now looking for the suspects that are responsible for this crime and have appealed to the public, “searching for suspects following a shooting in Woodmead where two people died and one was seriously injured, in the early hours of Sunday.”
Per a statement from the office of the Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng:
“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. 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 motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage.”
#RIPDJSUMBODY: Following the news of his death, people have been leaving tributes on Twitter: