SA entertainment industry teeters after another death

The South African entertainment industry is once again in mourning after the death of musician DJ Dimplez.

The DJ, real name Tumi Mooi, is said to have passed away on Sunday and his cause of death remained unknown at the time of writing.

The news comes just weeks after DJ Citi Lyts was killed in a hail of bullets and just a week after rapper Riky Rick was buried, leading many to declare that there is a “dark cloud” over the South African entertainment industry right now.

Born in Soweto, the Diepkloof native has had a relatively scandal-free career, with most of his attention focused on his job throughout his career.

He is seen as the founder of the Pop Bottles event series.

DJ Dimplez is also the creator of popular South African hip hop songs such as we’re not leaving with Anatii and L-Tido, way up with Cassper Nyovest and JR and Yaya with DreamTeam and Anatii.

DJ Dimplez went on without justice after he filed charges against a woman named Mamdiarah “Kinky” Diakoumpa.

Diakoumpa claimed to have had intercourse with DJ Dimplez in 2020 after meeting him at a birthday party for Cassper Nyovest. Both Diakoumpa and Dimplez said he was overly intoxicated, which inferred that he may not agree to anything.

She also claims that she got pregnant as a result and that she wanted DJ Dimplez to take care of the child they would have made.

“On the advice of my legal representatives, I do not wish to comment further on the matter, on social media or any other public platform. Nor am I free to do so, as the matter is before the competent authorities,” the DJ said in a succinct statement shortly after Diakoumpa’s attempt at unmasking failed.

“However, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have contacted me and offered their support and words of encouragement during this time,” he added.

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