DJ Mulo hailed as a colourful, fearless and unapologetic soul

todayDecember 20, 2023 211

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Family, friends and industry colleagues gathered to remember the late DJ Mulo at the SABC studios in Auckland Park.

The former Y DJ, Nhlamulo Hlungwani, passed away peacefully at his Bryanston home on Saturday after battling cancer.

The 38-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in October 2022.

He leaves behind his wife Ntokozo and their little son.

DJ Mulo, together with another former Y talent, Dineo Ranaka, hosted’s MVP Jam, a game show combining elements of karaoke, pop-quiz and dance.

Media personality, Candice Modiselle, described the late DJ Mulo as a colourful, fearless and unapologetic soul.

“We were blessed, honoured and highly favoured to have experienced a life well lived and a life beautifully documented.”

“I acknowledge that every single person in this room is blessed to have known a great soul that was and will forever be Mulo.”

Former Programmes Manager at Y, Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng, described Mulo as a radio scholar.

He says Mulo will be remembered for his passion and his famous phrase #DialAShangaan when he presented the Y Urban Top 40 show.

“He was very proud of his culture and his roots.

“I found him to be very diligent and respected the craft of radio, always asking for feedback and pointers to improve. He understood that radio is about preparation and feedback.”

“We will miss his genuine heart, very hearty laughter, very passionate about his work, and a very big Man United fan.

“He would often speak very fondly of his mother and his grandparents, so to Mulo’s family I would like to thank you for raising such a fine gentleman and sharing him with the rest of us.”

Media Personality and another Y alumni, Mantsoe Pout, says Mulo was one of her first friends when they joined the Y Academy.

Mantsoe says Mulo loved radio so much that even when they were out, that’s all he would speak about.

“You would literally hear Mulo smile on the radio and it would make you feel so good. He felt privileged to have this space and respected it so much and everyone from his colleagues and listeners knew to always #DialAShangaan.”

Mantsoe says Mulo was her career sounding board.

A visibly emotional Mantsoe told mourners that Mulo taught, listened and advised.

She says Mulo’s love for family was so inspiring.


Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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