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One-armed DJ spins records for 60 hours to break world record

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Thanks for Retuning!

Nkosinathi Maphumulo finished in style by playing the final 15 hours without stopping at all Photo: ALAMY

Nkosinathi Maphumulo, 34, completed the challenge on Sunday at a charity event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The dance music DJ, who lost his left hand in an accident aged 13, hopes video footage of the event will win him a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

He said: “I stayed strong. The music kept me going. I’m going to be a better DJ as I was doing it for a greater reason.

“At some stage I held back tears.”

Nkosinathi, who uses the stage name Black Coffee, started his record attempt in a shopping mall at midnight last Thursday.

Under the rules of the record attempt he was allowed a 20 minute comfort break every four hours.

But his manager told South Africa’s Sowetan newspaper he finished in style by playing the final 15 hours without stopping at all.

Nkosinathi organised the unusual event to raise awareness for his charity, The Black Coffee Foundation, which raises money for people affected by disability.

After finishing his marathon session yesterday he admitted: “I am exhausted. I am going to sleep.”

Guinness World Record officials are expected to rule next month on whether the feat qualifies as an official world record.

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