By ZBC Reporter
VETERAN former ZBC radio broadcaster Peter Johns has died.
Johns died this Monday in the United Kingdom after succumbing to stroke and a heart attack.
Said childhood friend KingJayZim on twitter:
R.I.P Peter Johns “The Radio Driver”,arguably Zimbabwe’s finest DJ,rocking e club scene,Radio 3 & e TV programme ‘Coke On e Beat’.PJ suffered 2 strokes last year.Several years ago he was diagnosed w a heart condition & had 2 undergo a triple heart bypass.😢 pic.twitter.com/r1AwFUYft5
— KingJayZim🇿🇼🏴 (@KingJayZim) April 27, 2020
Affectionately known as ‘PJ your DJ’ or The Radio Driver, he started his career as a club DJ in 1980 at the age of 20.
In 1981 after the launch of the then ZBC’s Radio 3, he got his first break on radio as a part time presenter where he was known for shows like ‘Weekend love’ and ‘Mellow madness’.
His star continued shining which earned him a television slot as a presenter for Coca-Cola on the beat.
PJ then left Radio 3 in 2002 for the United Kingdom where he continued his work as a Club DJ, an internet radio broadcaster and host to many functions up to the time of his death.
The late Peter Johns worked with the likes of Comfort Mbofana, Josh Makawa, Admire Taderera Busi Mhlanga, Witness Matema, Kudzi Marudza, Mike Mhundwa and John Matinde among others.