WATCH: Funeral service of DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse


WATCH: Funeral service of DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse

Soul music DJ, businessman and broadcaster Leshie Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse will be laid to rest at the Zandfontein cemetery on Sunday.



The family, friends and colleagues of slain DJ Peter “Mashata” Mabuse, 46, will gather at the Akasia Community Hall, in Pretoria, on Sunday, 28 April, for his funeral service.

The Mamelodi Sundowns stadium announcer 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 life was honoured in a memorial service on Thursday, 25 April. The service took place at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Pretoria West Campus – where he was also an employee.

During the service, his childhood friend, Thabo Thoka, said that they studied together at TUT.

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“It’s a sad one today. We laughed together and had plans to travel together. Let’s treasure his life,”

One of his aunts, Margaret Hlongwane, said: “We will not revenge as we have forgiven the killers.”

“The killer will come to us in a wheelchair asking for forgiveness, and we will forgive that person.”


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.

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Speaking to speaking when SABC News on Tuesday, Mashata’s mother – Rebecca Mabuse – called for 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.


Alaa Hamdy

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