Scores of people attended the emotional funeral over the weekend for the 34-year-old Bacardi hitmaker. ‘Vusi Ma R5’ whose real name is Itumeleng Mosoeu was laid to rest in his hometown of Mabopane.
The murder of Ma R5 became viral on social media. He was shot and killed in Soshanguve early on Monday morning.
Reports indicate that the victim was sitting outside a tavern at Ext 13 in Soshanguve when he crossed the street to the car. Colonel Dimakatso Sello says the others just heard gunshots and when they ran to investigate, they found the victim lying on the ground.
It was said by his colleagues in the music industry that he changed the landscape of Pitori music. Despite many believing that the Barcadi era was dead, he revived it.
“This atrocity is deeply disturbing to us in Pitori since we are still getting over the death of Pretoria musician Oupa ‘DJ Sumbody’ Sefoka by a drive-by shooting, they said.