DJ Citi Lyts

Sandile ‘DJ Citi Lytes’ Mkhize.
Photo: Facebook.

‘Shot 8 times’: Family confirms shock death of DJ Citi Lyts

The hip-hop fraternity is mourning the passing of DJ Citi Lyts, who was allegedly shot eight times on Monday morning 14 February in Soweto.

DJ Citi Lyts

Sandile ‘DJ Citi Lytes’ Mkhize.
Photo: Facebook.

Sandile Mkhize, popularly known as DJ Citi Lyts, has reportedly died in a hail of bullets. Citi Lyts was former hip-hop artist Pro Kid’s (real name Linda Mkhize’s) brother.

Mkhize was shot and killed in an alleged hijacking incident in Dube, Soweto. He passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.


Reports have surfaced that Mkhize was shot eight times during the incident.

Family spokesperson, Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini confirmed Mkhize’s passing to Drum Magazine

Dlamini said Mkhize passed away at 00:30. 

“They were ambushed and 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 could, and the guys shot them. 

“I can’t confirm how many they were in the car yet, but this happened at Dube, Soweto.”

Mkhize family spokesperson, Nhlanhla Dlamini

Gauteng Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo confirmed that a case of murder has been opened after a musician was shot and killed in an incident in Soweto. 

“Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for suspects after a musician was shot dead in Dube, Soweto, in the early hours of Monday, February 14 2022.

“Police were called to a murder scene in Dube at about 2am and on arrival they found a 32-year-old man lying on the ground with gunshot wounds on the upper body. He was certified dead by paramedics. It is reported that the deceased was on the street with his friends when they were shot at by suspects driving in a silver VW Polo.”

Gauteng Police spokesperson, Mavela Masondo


  • The DJ was the late Linda ‘Pro Kid’ Mkhize’s brother
  • He is the man behind the hit tracks such Vura and Washa Washa
  • He was once signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment but left to pursue a solo career

Tributes have been pouring in for the the late DJ. Artists such Donald, Ricky Rick and L-Tido have sent their heartfelt condolences to Mkhize’s family.

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