LERIBE — DJ Kennysto was last Saturday laid to rest with dozens of friends, relatives and fans thronging his Ha-Moramang village in Kolonyama to pay their last respects to one of Lesotho’s finest entertainers.
The popular disc jockey died on June 23 after complaining of running short of breath.
DJ Kennysto was part of Queens Entertainment.
Born Canene Mosala on August 23 1980, DJ Kennysto was given a dignified send-off by multitudes of the young and old.
Some came from neighbouring South Africa.
Forestry and Land Reclamation Minister Lincoln ‘Mokose also attended the funeral.
‘Mokose is the MP for Kolonyama.
“I am really impressed by the way these kids have expressed love to their colleague,” the minister said.
“I am going to seek the indulgence of the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment that she be aware that DJs are part of this country’s economic growth and therefore need to be catered for.
“If wishes are to become true, one day I would like to see DJs have a representative in parliament.”
He added: “Canene might be no more but has left a significant mark.”
DJ Bootz said he had lost a great friend, a brother and a business partner.
“We shared so many good memories. We laughed, fought and sometimes even cried together,” said the tearful DJ Bootz.
“We had a special bond indeed and I will miss him dearly.”
Among the mourners were soccer players who were represented by Majoro Majoro.
DJ Kennysto was a keen goalkeeper.
“Of all the things that I will always remember about Canene are his love, respect and modesty,” said Majoro.
The deceased was hailed as a hard worker by his colleague DJ Hally, the manager of Queens Entertainment.
“Kennysto is irreplaceable,” he said. “A hero has fallen, a true giant he was.”
The comedian Cura lightened up the sombre mood by cracking jokes.
DJ Kennysto was single and is survived by his mother and sister.