Jazz presenter and radio legend Mesh Mapetla also known as “Bra Mesh” has passed away.
His radio career centred around the presentation of Jazz programs and is known in Jazz circles as the ultimate Jazz fundi. He worked for the erstwhile Radio SR, Radio Bop, Radio Metro and Lesedi FM.
Many Jazz artists have credited “Bra Mesh” for their success in the industry.
May Bra Mesh Mapetla's soul RIP. Sincere condolences to the Mapetla family, friends, and relatives. https://t.co/8zxpW7CYmi
— Santos Matlhare (@MatlhareSantos) January 1, 2019
@METROFMSA sad to learn of the passing of Bra Mesh Mapetla ( Second from left between @TimModise and Lawrence Tlhabane). pic.twitter.com/ckMZEiCjCO
— John Mphatsoe (@JohnMphatsoe) January 1, 2019
He presented the programme for almost eight years before being relieved off his duties.
During his Sunday slot days at the station, jazz lovers would have their ears glued to the radio.
After leaving Lesedi FM, Mapetla performed at the Sports Bar.