She is my pillar of strength

By Drum Digital
07 May 2016

He’s a successful DJ, talent scout and record label boss but to his mom, Nonhlanhla, DJ Tira is just her “little boy”.

By Zama Chutshela

There's a saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And apparently, this mom-and-son team are living proof of that.

We’re in stitches throughout our interview, as the popular DJ’s mother, Nonhlanhla Abigail Khathi (68) bombards us with jokes. And we can see that she adores her son, popular DJ and music mogul Mthokozisi “DJ Tira” Khathi (39).

“We used to call him Herod from the Bible,” Nonhlanhla whispers to us. “He used to act as Herod in a play and that name stuck with him until he reached his teenage years. “He was so brilliant at acting; I actually thought he’d become an actor.

Read more in the May 12th issue of DRUM.

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