Sundowns send heartfelt tribute to Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse

Mamelodi Sundowns have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family of popular MC, comedian, and DJ Peter ‘Mashata’ Mabuse on Sunday.

Mashata, as Mabuse was fondly known by the entire entertainment industry for his loud voice and his humorous personality, was reportedly shot and killed in a hail of bullets in Soshanguve, Pretoria, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sundowns have since released a statement conveying their condolences to their home match stadium announcer.

Read the Sundowns statement: “The chairman and the Motsepe family, the board of directors, technical team, players, management, staff, supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC, and the entire Yellow Nation, express their deepest condolences to the family and friends as we mourn the loss of the multi-talented Peter “Mashata” Mabuse, who served as an announcer at the Mamelodi Sundowns games.

“We pray that the almighty comforts and strengthens the Mabuse family, his fans, friends, and colleagues in the entertainment industry.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and every one that was touched by his talent, entertainment, and laughter. Robala Ka Kgotso [rest in peace] Mashata – The Msindo [noise] Maker.”

Gauteng police spokesperson Col Noxolo Kweza confirmed the Mabuse was in a car with his friend when they were confronted by the hail of bullets.

“[The] shooting involved two men aged 46 and 45 years during the early hours of today [Sunday]. One victim died in hospital while the other was injured,” said Kweza.

“The two victims were driving near TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) in Soshanguve when shots were fired at their vehicle. The suspects fled and police are following several leads.”

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