South Africans pay tribute to DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse

South Africans pay tribute to DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse. Image via Twitter @PaulMtirara

‘Heal the world’: DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse’s last gig [VIDEO]

‘He knew he was leaving,’ says South Africans on social media after watching Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse’s last performance.

South Africans pay tribute to DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse

South Africans pay tribute to DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse. Image via Twitter @PaulMtirara

Social media users have shared comedian and DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse’s last gig on Saturday, 20 April evening.


The MC and DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse passed away on Sunday, 21 April morning near Soshanguve, TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) campus.

His last performance was shared by @_BlackZA who captioned the video: “Mashata last night before he got shot. Yoh modimo” (oh my God).

In the video, Mashata is heard playing the late pop star, Michael Jackson’s hit song, Heal the World.

The DJ is also seen singing the lyrics: “Heal the world, make it a better place for you and for me and the entire human race. There are people dying…”

Sunday World reports that Mamelodi Sundows released a statement to convey their condolences to Mashata who was also their stadium announcer.

“The chairman, the Motsepe family, the board of directors, technical team, players, management, staff, supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC and the entire Yellow Nation express their deepest condolences to the family and friends as we mourn the loss of the multi-talented Peter “Mashata” Mabuse, who served as an announcer at the Mamelodi Sundowns games.”

“We pray that the Almighty comforts and strengthens the Mabuse family, his fans, friends, and colleagues in the entertainment industry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and every one that was touched by his talent, entertainment, and laughter. Robala Ka Kgotso Mashata – The Msindo Maker.”


@Miss_Letwin: “Rest in peace Mashata. He was so full of life. I pray God comforts the family and loved ones he left behind.”

Matsholo Mosea: “It’s like they were signing gore you are dying tonight😭😭😭🥺💔ooh morena.”

Lwandi Adams: “The significance of the song 🥹🥹🥹🥹… Heal the world oh Lord.”

Bulelwa Bee Mooi: “Tjo! I’m even more disturbed after seeing this video🥺🥺.”

@mrsnare_j: “The pain that these killings leave on people is unexplainable. This is sad scary and heartbreaking yhoo. Mashata wa Modimo killed for eng?


The popular DJ and comedian Peter “Mashata” Mabuse was shot and killed in a hail of bullets this morning.

The SABC reports that Mashata was not travelling alone when unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle.

Mashata was traveling near Soshanguve TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) campus when the vehicle he was travelling in got shot.

Gauteng police spokesperson Col Noxolo Kweza on Sunday confirmed the comedian and DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse was gunned down in Soshanguve.

“The shooting involved two men aged 46 and 45 years during the early hours of today (Sunday). One victim died in hospital while the other was injured.”

“The two victims were driving near TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) in Soshanguve when shots were fired at their vehicle. The suspects fled and police are following several leads.”