DJ Citi Lyts lost his life after he was reportedly shot eight times. A family spokesperson confirmed his death and explained that he was ambushed and shot in the head.
“I can confirm that Sandile passed away at 12:30 am in the morning,” said family spokesperson Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini to Drum Magazine.
“They were ambushed and that is ambushed that is the best way to put it. They coupled up; four guys came out of nowhere, stopped them, and shot them in their heads. They fought as much as they can, and the guys shot them. I can’t confirm how many they were in the car yet, but this happened at Dube, Soweto,” continued Dlamini.
The spokesperson was heading to the police station at the time to verify if a case was opened.
“I am on my way to Jabulani Police Station now to verify if the case is opened. But by now it should be because generally if it is a murder case and someone is laying on the pavement when the police come to the scene it is automatic. We don’t know how to open up that type of case, I will follow up with the family also just to check if they have been contacted by any police officer. I want to find everything out and come back to you with detailed information,” Dlamini continued.
The memorial service for DJ Citi Lyts will take place on 17 February (today) at 14:00. The DJ will be laid to rest on 19 February. Both the memorial and funeral service will take place at the Pace Community College Jabulani, in Soweto.