Kaya FM resident DJ and Loxion Kulca co-founder, Wandi Nzimande died on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021, with loved ones left in total devastation. His cause of death is yet to be known. His death was announced by Gauteng-based radio station Kaya FM.

“It is with great difficulty that we share the news of  Mzwandile Nzimande’s passing earlier today, as confirmed by his family,” the station announced.

The station celebrated him as a highly accomplished figure in the music industry, besides being a pioneering co-founder of an iconic streetwear brand.

“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,” Kaya FM’s acting programming manager Ncebekazi Manzi.

He is also remembered as a passionate story teller as proven in the SABC 1’s Evolution of Street Culture project.

“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,” said Manzi.

Sechaba Mogale, Loxion Kulca’s co-founder was reachede for comment but was too shaken by the news to speak.

“I’m still processing the news and I can’t comment at this stage,” said Mogale.

Several icons in the South African music industry have come out to celebrate the life of Dj 1d.