Popular Comedian And DJ Peter Mashata Was Reportedly Assassinated

Popular Comedian And DJ Peter Mashata Was Reportedly Assassinated In A Hail Of Bullets In Soshanguve Last Night.
Industry colleagues, close friends, and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to Peter “Mashata” Mabuse who was murdered in the early hours of Sunday.

 DJ Peter Mashata Was Reportedly Assassinated
DJ Peter Mashata Was Reportedly Assassinated

DJ Sumbody’s Friend DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse was Shot and Killed in Soshanguve

  • Peter Mashata was well-known as an MC and radio personality, and he recently passed away unexpectedly
  • The DJ was in Pretoria where he met his end, and Gauteng police spokesperson Col Noxolo Kweza confirmed that it was murder
  • Many South Africans were touched by details about Peter Mashata’s violent passing in Gauteng

Peter Mashata and DJ Sumbody

Musician Oupa John Sefoka known as ‘DJ Sumbody’ was also killed in a hail of bullets in November 2022 in Woodmead, Johannesburg, on his way home after a gig. Mashata was the MC at his memorial service held at the Lewende Woord Church in Centurion, Gauteng on 23 November 2022.

In January this year, another of DJ Sumbody’s close friends, DJ Vetty was also shot. The shooting occurred at Top Notch Lifestyle, formally known as Ayepyep Sunnyside. This is the same venue that was owned by DJ Sumbody. DJ Vetty luckily survived the shooting.

DJ Peter 'Mashata' Mabuse Shot and Killed in Soshanguve
DJ Sumbody’s Friend DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse was Shot and Killed in Soshanguve


Popular MC and DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse was reportedly gunned down in Soshanguve last night.

DJ Peter Mashata was gunned down by unknown assailants just after playing his last set after midnight in Soshanguve Block G.


According to Ga-Rankuwa Mail, he had an all-black event at Epozini Lifestyle prior to his death. He was reportedly shot and killed near Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve.

Targeted Attack: Evident Bullet Holes Leave Clues in DJ Mashata’s Shooting
DJ Peter Mashata was killed in a hail of bullets. Pictures of the vehicle he was in when he was shot and killed have since emerged on social media.

The vehicle was left with a number of bullet holes after the tragic shooting.

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Mysterious Circumstances: Shock and Suspicion Surround DJ Peter Mashata Mabuse’s Tragic Death
The sudden and tragic death of DJ Peter Mashata Mabuse has sent shockwaves through Mzansi. As news of his untimely death spread, social media users began speculating that his killing was not a random act but a targeted hit. Adding to the intrigue, DJ Mashata was a close friend of the late DJ Sumbody, who was also gunned down in his car in 2022.

On the other hand, many users have started questioning why several popular DJs and club owners are falling victim to gun violence in South Africa. Netizens have raised concerns about potential involvement in illicit activities, suggesting that these figures may be entangled in shady and illegal businesses.



More than 21 bullet holes 💔, someone wanted him dead. RIP Msindo


That was definitely a deliberate hit!


What is going on with all these celebrities? Are they involved in illegal stuff or just bad luck?


Too many bullet holes on the car, Ngwaneso 😳 They really wanted him out 😭 RIP my friend 😢

@Rhulani Prudent Khalanga;

Definitely a hit this one hae they wanted to make sure that he doesn’t survive


Gone Too Soon: Heartfelt Condolences Pour In for DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse
DJ Peter Mashata’s tragic death has touched a lot of hearts. Condolence messages have already started trickling in on social media.

@Andiswa Mahlahla;

I’m so heartbroken 💔 I loved this guy & one of my colleagues made me love him. May your soul rest in peace, Mashata 😭


Ahh, no 💔 such a cool gent. Condolences to the family


What a sad Sunday 😔
Rest well Mashata 💔🕊️


Now, why would you kill this awesome guy? This is so sad. RIP Mashata. We’re gonna miss you bro.

Police on Sunday confirmed the comedian, DJ, radio personality, and MC, who was also popularly known as a stadium announcer at Mamelodi Sundowns home matches, was gunned down in Soshanguve.

DJ Peter Mashata Was Reportedly Assassinated
DJ Peter Mashata Was Reportedly Assassinated

“[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,” said Gauteng police spokesperson Col Noxolo Kweza.

“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.”

Mashata’s death has left Mzansi shaken. Celebrities and fans have taken to social media to share tributes to the late star.

“RIP Peter Mashata Mabuse. In the 2nd frame, he was talking at #DJSumbody’s funeral! Crime is out of control! Hopefully, the SA Police Service will get the person or people who took his life! Condolences to his family,” one X user wrote.


On Saturday night, tragedy struck the community of Soshanguve as beloved entertainer Peter Mashata, known for his roles as an MC, DJ, and radio personality, was allegedly shot and killed.

This devastating incident was confirmed by the police on Sunday.

Gauteng police spokesperson Col Noxolo Kweza provided details about the unfortunate event. According to Kweza, the shooting occurred during the early hours of Sunday, involving two individuals aged 46 and 45. Tragically, one of them succumbed to their injuries in the hospital, while the other sustained wounds.

The location of the shooting was near TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) in Soshanguve. It’s a chilling reminder of the violence that can erupt unexpectedly in communities.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are actively pursuing leads to apprehend the suspects responsible for this senseless act. The police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has relevant information to come forward. They emphasize that all information provided will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

This shocking loss has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many mourning the untimely passing of Peter Mashata. His contributions to entertainment and his presence on the airwaves will be deeply missed.

In the wake of this tragedy, it’s crucial for the community to come together in solidarity, supporting one another and assisting the authorities in their efforts to bring justice for Peter Mashata and his loved ones. If you have any information that could aid in the investigation, please do not hesitate to reach out to the authorities at 08600 10111.

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