DJ Citi Lyts dead after being shot multiple times
Sandile was the brother of the late hip-hop artist Pro Kid (born Linda Mkhize). The news broke on Twitter from the hip-hop fraternity and reports suggested that the DJ was killed after he was shot eight times during a hijacking in Johannesburg.
Citi Lyts was known for his hits Washa, Vura and Malambane. Collaborating with many rappers and artists such Fifi Cooper, Emtee, Sjava and Blaq Diamond.
Many artists sent their condolences to DJ Citi Lyts' family, including the likes of Slikour, Riky Rick and DJ Clive.
Riky Rick posted: "Our brother Citi Lyts is gone forever."
Singer-songwriter Donald wrote: "RIP Citi Lyts, one of the realest brothers I ever met. This one hurts really deep. Till we meet again my G."
Sad day… Rest In Power DJ Citi Lyts ????????— SlikourOnLife (@slikouron) February 14, 2022
Our brother Citi Lyts is gone forever ????????— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 14, 2022
And just like that , both my boys , the Mkhize brothers , are gone ????????????????. Citi Lyts , ProKid pic.twitter.com/4RC80LPGtN— Dippy Padi (@Ms_Dippy) February 14, 2022
I just received horrible news, I am literally shaking… @CitiLyts_SA was shot 8 times in Soweto last night, Sandile is dead!????????????— #TheMixUp (@C_liveDj) February 14, 2022
RIP Citi Lyts, one of the realest brothers I ever met. This one hurts really deep. Till we meet again my G ????????????— #DonaldDreams (@DonaldInDenial) February 14, 2022
Citi Lyts brother was well-known rapper ProKid who passed away in 2018 after suffering a seizure. He was only 37 years old.
ProKid was lauded as a major contributor to the South African hip-hop scene through hits such as Woz'uzobabona, Sekele and Wild West Through. He is also celebrated for promoting African languages in his music when it was not fashionable to do so.
The loss of his brother reportedly weighed heavy on Citi Lyts, who apparently went on a downward path after his death but managed over the years to get himself back up.
Just like his brother, Citi Lyts helped push and grow local hip-hop, such as organising talent search competitions for up-and-coming artists in the hip-hop, Amapiano and Afro Trap genres. The lucky winner got the chance to work with the DJ and record a music video for their single.