DJ Sumbody, who is a pioneer of the Amapiano sound is dead.
The popular DJ whose real name was Oupa John Sefoka passed away in the early hours of Sunday, 20 November 2022, following an alleged shoot-out.
Although unconfirmed reports indicate he was shot and killed, family says further details surrounding his death are still unclear.
The statement shared by the family on social media read;
‘”Artist and musician DJ Sumbody has died. Details of his death cannot be released, but the artist named Oupa John Sekofa allegedly ran into an unfortunate incident that led to his passing in the early hours of Sunday morning, 20 November 2022.
“Details of his passing cannot be disclosed as investigations are still ongoing.
“The Sekofa family and the Sumsounds Music Management have kindly requested privacy during this difficult time and will release a statement in due course.”
It's confirmed that DJ Sumbody has indeed passed away 💔😢
RIP Oupa🕊️ pic.twitter.com/D8vg5yss7Q
— Aus' Karen de Villiers 🤍 (@MissB_SA_) November 20, 2022