Pretoria police are searching for an unknown number of suspects following the fatal shooting of a popular Pretoria musician, Itumeleng Mosoeu popularly known as Vusi Ma R5.

The Mabopane-born musician, who has been described as the king of Bacardi music, was shot and killed in the early hours of Monday morning in Soshanguve.

It’s understood that Mosoeu was at a tavern in Soshaguve with his friends at the time of the incident.
Police say at this stage, the motive for the shooting is unclear.

“According to reports, the victim was sitting with his friends outside a tavern at ext13 in Soshanguve when he went across the road to the car. The others allegedly just heard gunshots and when they went to investigate, they found the victim lying on the ground,” says Colonel Dimakatso Sello.

The 34-year-old Bacardi pioneer is popularly known for hits like “Tse Nnyane”.

Ma R5’s death comes two months after fellow Pretoria musician Oupa ‘DJ Sumbody’ Sefoka was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

The family is yet to confirm the details of the funeral and memorial service.

Many fans have taken to social media to share tributes and to wish the Mosoeu family strength during these difficult times.