On Wednesday, the Nzimande family shared the devastating news of the passing of their son, father and brother, Mzwandile Nzimande. The response from you, Kaya 959 listeners was immediate and heartfelt. Naturally, you took it back to the music. Aside from his long list of achievements as a cultural pioneer during South Africa’s young democracy, Kaya 959 listeners got to know Wandi best through music.
As DJ 1D, he shared regular mixes on the station. And when the show launched, he came on as the resident DJ on Elite Nites with Kgomotso Meso. There, the pair made magic with their ideas on what music can be, what a pre-party should sound like and that classics should not be relegated to the past.
Over the years, his mixes also grew to be a beloved part of Good Friday with Skhumba. DJ 1D was there to help you start the weekend.
He was also a major presence at our picnic events, again, delivering the music you wanted to hear. For 10 years he captured your hearts and ours with his legendary mixes on Kaya 959 and helped us create magic behind the scenes.
— 30 (@BraJonSnow) January 13, 2021
— SUPERWOMAN (@DeeJay_Estrella) January 13, 2021
I didn’t know him personally but I felt the connection through the music ? https://t.co/4STFKBOErg
— Delisile? (@Deli_Ntokozo) January 13, 2021
— ke Ntatao Nyofane® (@khafzenFerera) January 14, 2021
This was at 2010 WorldCup Launch Party at Orlando Stadium, first time playing together and did we rock that crowd ?, your Kwaito set that night was for record books.
Farewell Dawg as you transit from 1D to the eternal Dimension ??. #RIPDJ1D
— T. (@tboseZA) January 14, 2021
One great memory I have of the late DJ 1D is his Kwaito set a @kayafm95dot9 event a few years ago, a set before the King Louie Vega, a set that shook and moved whole of The Venue Melrose Arch, selector gone left a mark, I stand #RIPDJ1D
— #PortraitsByLorendzo (@Lorendzo) January 14, 2021
Heart breaking ?sithi akwehlanga lungehlanga maNzimande amahle…. UNkulunkulu aniduduze…. Nathi silahlekelwe. The Professional Mix DJs Fraternity has lost an icon. ?
— Sphiwe Motha (@deejaysphiwe) January 14, 2021
I’ll always love you, Wandi.
Lala ngoxolo grootman lam.
— ∞ ?? (@JustThemba) January 13, 2021
— Sandile Nkabinde (@Masandie) January 15, 2021
— Alkebulan ??️_Bantu ? (@Noban2Masinga) January 15, 2021
@kayafm95dot9 such befitting dedication to @Dj1D ❤❤❤
Beautiful, as he was, as he deserved. What a giant, we love you Dawg. Thank u for everything, thank u for your time. I cannot say that enough. Thank u for always rooting for my writing, what a big heart. #RIPWandiNzimande
— ❤ ???? ???? (@Pula_Sims) January 15, 2021
— DJ Keyez ?? (@djkeyez) January 15, 2021
— RIPDJ1D ❤ (@GuguKaGugu) January 15, 2021
RIP Selector, I don’t know how many songs i have shazamed everytime when 1D mixes are bumping on @kayafm95dot9 , more especially lounge music.#RIPWandiNzimande?#GoodFridayonKaya pic.twitter.com/HxES0ycCyI
— ??? ??????? ??? (@Brown_TCM) January 15, 2021