Picture: Wandi Nzimande/Instagram

Gauteng-based radio station Kaya FM confirm the death of DJ and co-founder of lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca, Wandi Nzimande.

Kaya FM’s acting programming manager Ncebekazi Manzi announced the news of Wandi’s passing.
“It is with great difficulty that we share the news of  Mzwandile Nzimande’s passing earlier today, as confirmed by his family. DJ 1D, as he was affectionately known, was the pioneering co-founder of the iconic streetwear brand – Loxion Kulca, a storyteller and a highly accomplished figure in the South African music scene,” she said.

“His passion for telling South African stories was evident in one of his recent projects —SABC 1’s Evolution of Mzansi Street Culture. He spent a decade behind the decks as Kaya FM’s resident DJ,  where many were blessed to experience his friendship and endlessly imaginative musical talent.”.

She went on to say, “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.”

Messages oF condolences came pouring in for friends an family of Wandi.