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Evidence Kemp's palatial house in the tranquil suburb of Ridgeway in the south of Johannesburg is on view to the public and will be auctioned today.

Despite the stunning property nestled on a hill being valued at R5million, it is going for a song at about R1million under the enthusiastic auctioneer's gavel.

Kemp is the former chief executive of the successful Groove Consultants Communications, and a former popular DJ of radio stations such as Capital, Cki and Metro. He passed away four years ago after a long illness.

At the time of his death, Kemp was single, although he had fathered two children by different women.

The woman who was the apple of his eye at the time of his demise was living at the mansion and drove one of his expensive German cars.

She was thrown out of the mansion and unceremoniously relieved of the keys to the BMW long before her lover's body had turned cold.

In a short space of time, there was a scramble for the fortune and fleet of expensive cars by unscrupulous family members. When the nasty looting turned ugly, concerned relatives subsequently hid away his fleet of cars.

The lanky Kemp had amassed his wealth through his savvy business acumen and charming personality, landing lucrative contracts for his company.

A stylish dresser, Kemp was extremely popular and highly respected for retaining the common touch long after amassing millions of rands. He still hung out with his financially challenged or disadvantaged friends.

His favourite haunt was The Rock, a popular drinking den in Rockville, and he occasionally visited The Backroom in Pimville, Soweto. He was also teased for his love of magwinya, atchaar and skop (fat cakes and sheep's head), whose haunts he knew like the back of his hand.

Although he died a wealthy man, his grave at the Bekkersdal Cemetery still does not have a tombstone.


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