Celebrities 13.3.2015 12:00 pm

Flabba to be laid to rest on Sunday

A portrait of murdered rapper Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi is stuck onto the podium at his memorial service in Newtown, 11 March 2015, as his friends perform a song in his honour. Picture: Refilwe Modise

A portrait of murdered rapper Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi is stuck onto the podium at his memorial service in Newtown, 11 March 2015, as his friends perform a song in his honour. Picture: Refilwe Modise

The funeral service of Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend, Sindisiwe Precious Manqele, will be held this Sunday.

The ANC, SA Communist Party, the SA National Civic Organisation and Cosatu will on Friday hold another memorial service for the slain hip hop artist in Alexandra Township. Another memorial service was held on Wednesday at the Bassline, Newtown in Johannesburg.

The Friday memorial service will be held at the Alexsan Kopano Centre, scheduled for 16:30.

The rapper’s childhood friends said they will miss a lot about him. “I will miss everything about him. I will miss his dish, he was a good cook,” said Shiamane Ramapulana. Ramapulana said he will miss a friend he confided in, “Wherever he is, he left with our secrets.” He said the last time he saw his friend was on Sunday after confiding in him, “we had a conversation in the morning, I think we were confiding for the last time on Sunday…and then we even kissed.”

Murdered rapper Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi's daughter, Lesego Habedi, is comforted by her mother Mpho, left, and grandmother Pearl during a memorial service held in Newtown, 11 March 2015. Picture: Refilwe Modise

Murdered rapper Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi’s daughter, Lesego Habedi, is comforted by her mother Mpho, left, and grandmother Pearl during a memorial service held in Newtown, 11 March 2015. Picture: Refilwe Modise

Leon Shimane, also a long-time friend said he will miss a brother. “Flabba to me was like a brother. The celeb that he is, he was never that celeb to me, he was always a brother.” Shimane said Flabba was a good person, “I’ve never seen him angry, he could always deal with stuff in a way that he made us admire him. There’s only one bad thing I can say about him, he left us too soon.”

“I’m grateful that I lived in Flabba’s time,” said Ramapulana.

Flabba’s funeral will be at the Alexandra stadium from 09:00 and he will be laid to rest at the West Park cemetery.

 

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