Wandi 'DJ 1D' Nzimande’s family confirm he died of Covid complications

15 January 2021 - 09:00
Kaya FM's DJ 1D died aged 44, after testing positive for Covid-19.
Kaya FM's DJ 1D died aged 44, after testing positive for Covid-19.
Image: Instagram/DJ 1D

As Mzansi continues to mourn the loss of Kaya FM's much loved Mzwandile “DJ 1D”  Nzimande, his family have confirmed that the DJ died after testing positive for Covid-19.

DJ 1D died on January 13 at the Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg, aged 44. 

Social media and mainstream media platforms have been flooded with condolences from fans, friends and industry mates, as they sang praises of the man most described as humble.

Wandi was the co-founder of popular streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca and a resident DJ on Kaya FM for more than 10 years. He was known to all as a true friend and brother.

His family said in a statement that he, “always offered support, smiles and a hearty warming laugh to encourage those around him. His love for his family, work and community is evident. Everything he put his mind to he achieved with greatness and grace.”

The DJ leaves behind his wife Hlapo and his three girls, Senzi, Zandi and Zwelethu, as well as his two brothers, Bheki and Ayanda.

The family have requested some time as they go through this difficult period of grieving, and asked Mzansi for their prayers.

They also announced that the funeral will follow all Covid-19 protocols under South African law, and will unfortunately only be open to immediate family members and close friends.

Media, friends and colleagues are invited to follow the funeral via the livestream — details to follow.