'What a wonderful man and legacy', - DJ 1D dies

DJ 1D
DJ 1D
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  • Co-founder of streetwear brand Loxion Kulca and Kaya FM resident DJ, Wandi Nzimande, popularly known as DJ 1D has reportedly died.
  • Kaya FM confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying: "Today the Nzimande family confirmed the passing of legend, and our friend, Mzwandile Nzimande."
  • Loxion Kulca co-founder Sechaba Mogale in an Instagram post said: "R.I.P wandi.....such a catalyst for LOVE."


Co-founder of streetwear brand Loxion Kulca and Kaya FM resident DJ, Wandi Nzimande, popularly known as DJ 1D has reportedly died.

Kaya FM confirmed the news on Wednesday in a statement, saying: "It is with great difficulty that we share the news of  Mzwandile Nzimande's passing earlier today, as confirmed by his family." 

"Wandi was a friend and brother to so many staff members. We will miss his genuine interactions with people in the building and the work ethic he brought into every mix. It has been a real honour working with a cultural icon like him," said Kaya FM's Acting Programming Manager, Ncebakazi Manzi.

No other details surrounding his death have been made known. 

Paying tribute to the DJ 1D, Euphonik tweeted: "Thank for showing us local is Lekker and possible!"

"What a wonderful man & legacy," what a wonderful man, tweeted Melanie Bala, she added: "End of last year @Dj1D called me to record for @MStreetculture I joked: in a pandemic? He said: Mel, it's for the culture! You have to do it. And I'm so glad I did.." 

DJ 1D's business partner and Loxion Kulca's co-founder Sechaba Mogale in an Instagram post said: "R.I.P wandi.....such a catalyst for LOVE."


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