It has been confirmed that radio icon DJ Segale Aldrin Mogotsi has died.
The news hit the airwaves on Monday after Segale’s passing at Edenvale Hospital in Ekurhuleni. Family spokesperson Sarah Phaweni confirmed his death after he was rushed to the hospital on Sunday.
Family spokesperson Sarah Phaweni confirmed his death after he was rushed to the hospital on Sunday.
“He was taken to hospital because he complained about aches all over his body. The family is saddened by his death,” said Phaweni.
Segale, 47 had been in and out of hospital over the years. In one of his recent social media post, he shared his pains which resulted from the health issue.
According to a Facebook post dated November 8, Segale wrote;
“Mara health. Does it have to be this painful and one be so helpless? This past week alone I lost two friends. Am I next? RIP Mdoo & Ken Modise.”
Subsequently, six days later he gave up.
Nonetheless, Phaweni said the DJ’s health was doing relatively well, until two weeks ago when he lost two close friends. Following the death of Mdoo and Ken Modise, Segale’s health started deteriorating.
Prior to his death, DJ Segale Aldrin Mogotsi was working for North West FM. He hosted the Platinum Network Cafe on Fridays between 8pm and 12 midnight and on Saturdays between 3pm and 6pm.
North West FM station manager David Mabusela said they were taken unawares by Segale’s death. This is because he was “fine” last week and even took excuse from management to attend a friend’s burial.
Mabusela was full of praises for his departed counterpart.
“You could tell by the way he carried himself that he was a seasoned campaigner in broadcasting. Segale was a genius in every way.
“We gave him the two slots because of his experience. We wanted someone who could entertain people, and he did just that,” Mabusela said.
One thing he’s sure fans will miss about him is Segale’s passion for sharing his skills with young people and being a team player.
“You could rely on him. I knew him well because we worked together at Kaya FM.
“I just pray that the young DJs learnt something from him.”
Notwithstanding, it’s good to know he left something good behind for his fans.