In the early hours of Monday morning, Sandile Mkhize, known as DJ Citi Lyts was shot and killed in Soweto.
DJ Citi Lyts was known for his hit tracks “Washa Washa” and “Vurra” and he was also the younger brother of late hip hop icon ProKid.
And sadly, his family had to wake up to the news of losing another family member on Valentine’s Day.
“I can confirm that Sandile passed away at 12:30 am in the morning,” family spokesperson Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini confirmed.
According to Dlamini, Lyts was ambushed and gunned down in Dube, Soweto.
“They were ambushed and that is ambushed 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 can, and the guys shot them. I can’t confirm how many they were in the car yet, but this happened at Dube, Soweto.”
Police and family of DJ Citi Lyts are determined to find the truth of what happened
Dlamini added that the family was still processing the horrific news but are determined to find out who was behind the murder.
“I am on my way to Jabulani Police Station now to verify if the case is opened. But by now it should be because generally if it is a murder case and someone is laying on the pavement when the police come to the scene it is automatic.
We don’t know how to open up that type of case, I will follow up with the family also just to check if they have been contacted by any police officer. I want to find everything out and come back to you with detailed information,” he says.
The police also released a statement in which Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo confirms the death of the 32-year-old music artist.
“Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for suspects after a musician was shot and killed in Dube, Soweto, in the early hours of Monday, February 14 2022. Police were called to a murder scene in Dube at approximately 2 am and on arrival, they found a 32-year-old man that was lying on the ground with gunshot wounds on the upper body. He was certified dead by the paramedics.”
For now, police said the motive for the chilling is still unknown and no suspects have been tracked down.
Friends, family and fans mourn the loss of DJ Citi Lyts:
And just like that , both my boys , the Mkhize brothers , are gone 💔💔💔😭. Citi Lyts , ProKid pic.twitter.com/4RC80LPGtN— Dippy Padi (@Ms_Dippy) February 14, 2022