In a shocking turn of events, the late DJ Sumbody’s mother, Maputo Violet Sefoka, and his business partner, Kagiso Setsetse, are embroiled in a bitter feud over the DJ’s estate. The dispute centers around the Ayepyep nightclub in Pretoria, which the DJ co-owned with Setsetse.
Setsetse has taken legal action against Sefoka, alleging that she unlawfully instructed employees at the nightclub to hand over equipment and bank card terminals. The contention lies in the validity of Sefoka’s appointment as the executrix of the DJ’s estate, a position outlined in a shareholders agreement between Setsetse and DJ Sumbody.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, Setsetse has claimed that a Cape Town gang leader is threatening his life and attempting to take control of the Ayepyep outlet. Setsetse alleges that DJ Sumbody introduced him to the gang leader in 2019, under the guise of securing their outlet. The gang leader’s persistent demands for greater equity and shares eventually led Setsetse to terminate the partnership with the gang leader’s security company.
Setsetse has since relocated to Dubai for his safety, leaving the future of Ayepyep and the division of DJ Sumbody’s assets in uncertainty. The South African music scene and fans of the late DJ Sumbody are closely watching the unfolding drama, hoping for a resolution that respects the legacy of the late Amapiano star.
In related news, social media has been abuzz with controversial rumors about DJ Sumbody’s cause of death. The DJ, whose real name was Oupa John Sefoka, was allegedly killed in a hail of bullets in Johannesburg in November 2022. The tragic incident has left a void in the Amapiano music scene and raised questions about the security and safety of artists in South Africa.