DJ Fanatic says DJ Dimplez had big plans for his businesses and wanted his annual Pop Bottles parties to go global.
He was there when he breathed his last.
Thabiso “DJ Fanatic” Maputse had hired DJ and close friend Boitumelo Athiel “DJ Dimplez” Mooi to play Moagi Wings Amplified in Vosloorus alongside Twins of Decks, Lewy the 15th and other DJs.
Fanatic tells Drum, “A lot of people assume he was playing the Bacardi House party, but that’s not true,” he says.
“The concerts started on Friday and he had been booked to come and play on Saturday at 9 p.m. He arrived at 8:45 am and he was fine, we even had injections and had a great time and he showed no signs of not being well.
Fanatic says he started getting sick after his set.
“I don’t want to say too much, and I would prefer that we wait for his family out of respect to share the details, but he started to feel bad when his set ended. At first he said he was going to fine, but things got worse. We phoned an ambulance, it took a while, so my driver took us to the hospital,” he says.
“I had to call bouncers to help pick him up and put him in my car and we rushed him to the first hospital, he was then transferred to another hospital and his family arrived on Sunday. at the second hospital.”
In the hospital car, Fanatic says that DJ Dimplez was in poor condition.
“On the way I kept trying to talk to him but he couldn’t talk, he kept having seizures.”
He will forever remember his best friend’s last words.
“He said don’t worry daddy Fanzo, everything will be fine, you’ll be fine, keep moving and he gave me a thumbs up.”
Fanatic says DJ Dimplez’s sister arrived at the hospital on Sunday, then the rest of his family came, and they confirmed he died on Sunday.
The family has since released a statement stating that DJ Dimplez suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage.
“It is with profound sadness that the Mooi family announces the untimely passing of Boitumelo Athiel Mooi, popularly known as DJ Dimplez,” read the family statement.
“I don’t know where to start, what to say,” Fanatic said, on the verge of breaking down.
“I was the last person to see him alive. I’m not well.”
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DJ Dimplez and Fanatic have been friends for over 15 years and have been close since they first met.
“We’ve known each other for a very long time,” Fanatic says.
“We became friends through a mutual friend, and we started hanging out, going to clubs up north. There were times when we DJed in the same place, but we also spent a lot of time together outside of work. He wasn’t just a DJ or an acquaintance, but he was a brother to me,” he says.
When he thinks of DJ Dimplez, he thinks of a gentle giant.
“All the women had a crush on him. His best friend Lowena Waries was very protective of him.
He says DJ Dimplez was very careful with his brand and always tried to protect his reputation.
“He was very brand conscious and he knew what he wanted. He never compromised on his brand, especially when it came to his annual Pop Bottles events.
It’s been less than a year since the DJ opened Café Flavia, a resto-bar in Katlehong, and things were going well for his business.
“Flavia has been racing for less than a year and it was going very well. He had many adventures planned. He wanted to develop Pop Bottles and bring it to an international level. Since Covid-19, it couldn’t move on the continent, so now that the business was running, he had big plans, and it’s really sad that he couldn’t see them through,” says- he.
“But I am at a loss for words and deeply hurt.”
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Close friends and family members gathered at DJ Dimplez’s resto-bar, Café Flavia in Katlehong for a candle-lighting ceremony and shared a few words of encouragement.
In a social media post, DJ Fanatic shared a short tribute to his friend.
“I don’t even know where to begin to explain how I feel right now,” he wrote.
“I’m going through an emotional roller coaster and I don’t know how I’m going to get out of it. Cafe Flavia is what brought us closer together than we’ve ever been. We became brothers. You’d call me every time you needed something, and I would do the same. We had so many plans for you and me for this year. On Saturday, you said to me, “Don’t worry daddy Fanzo, you’ll be fine, you’ll be fine , keep rocking” and you gave me a thumbs up. I didn’t know it was you saying goodbye. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. Love you Bra D.”
DJ Dimplez will be buried on Friday, March 11, 2022 in a private funeral ceremony for the family and a stream link will be shared closer to the time.