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9 Mar 2015
9:31 am

Flabba allegedly stabbed to death

Citizen reporter and Sapa

A well known South African musician, Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi, was stabbed to death allegedly by his girlfriend in the early hours of Monday morning, in Alexandra, Gauteng police said.

Nkululeko Habedi. Picture: Twiiter

UPDATE: Woman in court for Flabba’s murder

“At this stage we can confirm that a well known musician was allegedly stabbed to death,” spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

“His girlfriend is in custody and she is expected to appear in court soon.” Mogale could not confirm the identity of the musician. His brother Tshepang Habedi however confirmed his death. “He was stabbed once in the heart around 2am. He was in his room,” he said.

He said that apparently there was an argument with his girlfriend. “We do not know why they had an argument.” His girlfriend was arrested in connection to the crime, in Alexandra, Johannesburg. “I do not know when will she be in court. We do not have a case number as yet,” Habedi said. “It is difficult for my mother. I am her only surviving child. My brother died in 1994, and now Flabba. I must be strong for her.”

“I found him lying there, so I took the cloth to try to stop the blood. From the wound, tried to do the CPR and called the ambulance; by the time the ambulance came they confirmed he was gone.” Tshepang said his brother’s death left him in shock. “I still can’t believe it, it’s a shock, because I thought they (Flabba and his girlfriend) were happy.”

Flabba had just come back from a performance at The Sands in Sandton. Fellow Skwatta Kamp member Lebogang Mothibe, known as Shugasmakx, said: “He (Flabba) had a great show… He was in high spirits.”

He said his 60-year-old mother was deeply hurt by Flabba’s death. Neighbours, fans and friends gathered outside the house in 3rd Street to pay their respects. Cars were parked on both sides of the narrow street making it difficult to pass. Neighbour Thabo Kau said Flabba was humble, despite his fame. “He was friendly, he was not shy to sit and drink with us. He had no problem with people. We are shocked and saddened by his death,” said Kau.

He said they would remember him through his music. “He might have gone but his music lives.” The South African Police Service also tweeted:

Dineo Ranaka also took to Twitter to send express her devastation over Flabba’s death. In the tweet she shares what she believes would be funny to the fallen star.

Flabba, who lived in Alexandra with his parents, was a member of the Hip Hop group Skwatta Kamp.

He recently featured in a song with Kwesta and DJ Sliqe. Watch the video below: