Minister Nathi Mthethwa special tribute to late jazz radio DJ Mesh Mapetla
Radio presenter and DJ Mesh Mapetla has died.
In a statement – released on Tuesday – about the DJ’s death, The Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa said, “We often do not pay enough tribute to Radio presenters and DJ’s for their role in popularising the music we inevitably grow to love. In reality, the role of DJ has historically been an underrated one—a tribe of behind-the-scenes heroes and heroines who continued to shape the direction of music long after they’re gone as a contributing force. That is who we are mourning today- a larger than life personality, who has quietly and with great commitment, shaped the way that Jazz enthusiasts have thought about, consumed, and appreciated this special genre of music over the decades.”