Veteran radio DJ Vukani ‘Chilli M’ Masinga died on Thursday afternoon at a Johannesburg hospital. A close friend of the former Ukhozi FM radio presenter confirmed to TshisaLIVE.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Isaac Sithole confirmed that Chilli M died and stated that he was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning and died later that day. He was 42-years-old.
“He died from natural causes. The family plans to bury him next week Saturday,” – he said.
Isaac also said that Vukani Masinga died from natural causes and that the funeral is set to take place next Saturday.
Tributes continue to pour in following the breaking news of Chilli M’s death.
Starting the year with a loss of a radio legend 😨💔💔… RIP Chilli M your contribution to the Radio industry will never go unnoticed nor will it ever be forgotten! pic.twitter.com/maDhKrciiw
— Mrs Messi 🐐 (@JacintaNgobese) January 3, 2020
Rip Daddy 💔I was such a huge fan of him and Dineo’s show on Yfm 💔
— #Qhawe OUT NOW (@ntsikimazwai) January 3, 2020
Chilli M has passed??? OMG, I grew up listening to that dude while he was still on the real @Yfm back in the days. He was a radio legend, not a perfect one but a DAMN Great one. Rest easy Daddy Osebenzile 🙏🏽 #RIPChilliM pic.twitter.com/Xjs49I7qZr
— Lloyd Molefe (@LloydMolefe) January 3, 2020
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.