In a shocking turn of events, DJ Vettys, a well-known figure in the South African music scene and a friend of the late DJ Sumbody, has been hospitalized after surviving a shooting. The incident occurred in the late hours of Monday, following a birthday celebration at Top Notch Lifestyle, previously known as Ayepyep Sunnyside, in Pretoria.
The news broke on Tuesday through a statement released by DJ Vettys’ team, providing details of the unfortunate event. “DJ Vettys was involved in an unfortunate incident after a shooting in the evening as he was leaving a gig. Thankfully he survived but he is in a critical condition, and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital,” the statement detailed.
This incident happened as DJ Vettys was departing from Problem Child’s birthday celebration, a gathering that witnessed the convergence of several notable personalities from the entertainment industry. The shooting has sent shockwaves through the community, especially considering the tragic fate of DJ Sumbody, a pioneer of Amapiano music, who was killed in a hail of bullets in Johannesburg in 2022.
The statement from DJ Vettys’ team highlighted the gravity of his condition while expressing gratitude for the outpouring of concern and support. “His family and management would like to thank everyone who has reached out with concern and we ask that you continue to pray for his speedy recovery.”
The incident has raised concerns about the safety of public figures in the South African entertainment industry, particularly in the wake of DJ Sumbody’s untimely demise. The parallels between the two incidents have not gone unnoticed, sparking conversations about the need for increased security measures for artists and DJs.