The member of hip-hop group Skwatta Kamp, known as Flabba in the music industry, was stabbed to death at his home last Monday and 26-year-old Sindisiwe Manqele was arrested.
She is believed to be his girlfriend.
Family spokesman Tshepang Habedi said his brother was stabbed once in the heart.
During her last appearance Manqele told a packed court she had sustained bruises and stab wounds to her arms and stomach.
The magistrate agreed to letting a doctor see her.
Flabba laid to rest
The funeral, graced by City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau, saw the South African arts fraternity once again united.
Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli comforted the family and spoke of the loss the industry had suffered. “The music industry is poorer today,” said Mbuli. Tau said the City was grateful for Habedi’s talent. “Your role certainly is acknowledged, your contribution to the arts is indeed acknowledged. ”
Flabba’s daughter, Lesego Habedi, recited poem for her father, before the Holy Family School Choir took to the stage. On behalf of Flabba’s wife, Mpho Habedi, Lerato Moselane read a note in which she said she was going to miss the family hug she shared with Flabba and daughter Lesego. “And I’m sad today that you’ve left too soon… I want you to provide me with strength, with guidance,” Mpho said.
Peter Lynch, programme director and Skwatta Kamp manager, said Flabba was to be buried in between two prominent figures – one of which was Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala.
Flabba will be laid to rest at the West Park Cemetery after dying from a stab wound to the chest, allegedly inflicted by his girlfriend Sindisiwe Precious Manqele.