Friends give proceeds from tribute concert to Mashata’s family.


Friends give proceeds from tribute concert to Mashata’s family.

Comedian Mashabela and friends raised over R100 000 during businessmand and entertainer Peter “Mashata” Mabuse’s tribute concert.

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The friends of the late DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse raised a whooping R187 300 on Thursday during his tribute concert.

The Mamelodi Sundowns stadium announcer, who was 46 years old, was shot and killed in a hail of bullets in Soshanguve, northwest of Pretoria, in the early hours of Sunday, 21 April. He was returning from a gig at Epozini Lifestyle situated in the same township.



Mashata’s industry friends, including Metro FM hosts Paul Mtirara, Wilson B Nkosi, comedian Mashabela and DJ Young, organised a tribute concert on Thursday at the Emperor’s Palace.

The entertainers had said that the proceeds would go to the Mabuse family. True to their word, a picture showing Mashabela handing over the R187 300 cheque to Mashata’s family was posted on social media.

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“We did it for my best friend ❤️ Rest well my dear friend @mashata_.

“Thank you to everyone who support the initiative,” Mashabela wrote.


Mashata’s 62-year-old mother, Rebecca Mabuse, told SABC News on Tuesday that’s she wants justice.

“It’s still a question mark to me, that he is not gone, maybe he’s around. It is so painful,” she said, before calling for justice.

“Let it not just be interviews, let it not a visit of the premier to my house or the councillor to my house. Let it be that justice is served.”

The 62-year-old said that Mashata was her only child. Also known as “The Noisemaker” or “Msindo Maker”, the soul music DJ had one adoptive child.

“He was always a smiley boy… he was very supportive. I’ve got two hands, it’s like one of my hands has been ripped off,” the heartbroken mother explained.

According to EyeWitness News, Mashata’s mother also attributed her son’s death to the failures of police.

“They come here when there’s a scene, but you’ll never see them running around and protecting. There’s so much crime happening, and we are crying on the government but as a society, we know the culprit, [so] why can’t we help the police?”


According to Epozini manager Vusi Mtshweni, Mashata arrived at the establishment on Saturday night for his set and minutes after he finished playing, he left.

“He came with his friend, who is also his driver around 11pm and he performed. His set-up was good. He left after 12pm,” Mtshweni told SowetanLIVE.

“When I heard the news in the morning, I called his driver. The driver told me that the [incident] happened near TUT [Tshwane University of Technology, along Aubrey Matlala Street], which is about 3km to 5km from here. The driver said that he just heard bullets,” Mtshweni said.

Mashata was laid to rest at the Zandfontein cemetery, Pretoria, on Sunday 28 April.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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