Woman arrested over stabbing of Skwatta Kamp’s Flabba

2015-03-09 10:11

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Police have confirmed that a woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Skwatta Kamp member Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba.

The South African Police Service confirmed on Twitter that he was stabbed yesterday and that a woman – believed to be his girlfriend – had been arrested.

“#sapsGP Nkululeko Habedi, aka FLABBA, was stabbed & passed away; a woman is in custody,” the SA Police Service tweeted.

Gauteng police confirmed that the musician was stabbed to death – allegedly by his girlfriend – in the early hours of this morning, in Alexandra.

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

“His girlfriend is in custody and she is expected to appear in court soon.”

South African celebrities, fellow musicians and fans have taken to social media to express their condolences and shock, as the news of his death broke early this morning.

Musos, celebrities and fans have reacted in shock and disbelief.

Habedi (38) was one of the founding members of Skwatta Kamp, which is largely credited with revolutionising the South African hip-hop industry.

Skwatta Kamp’s Siyabonga “Slikour” Metane confirmed the death.

“I just got a call from his family. I will be on my way to his family’s home,” he was quoted as saying.

He would not comment on the events leading up to Habedi’s death, but confirmed that he was with him yesterday, at the birthday party of fellow band mate Lebo “Shugasmakx” Mothibe and rapper JR.

Skwatta Kamp rose to fame with their 2001 debut album Skwatta Kampain and have won numerous awards since then.

Two of their albums, Mkhukhu Funkshen and Washumkhukhu each sold in excess of 25 000 units.

Flabba made headlines when he and fellow Skwatta Kamp member Simphiwe “Bravo” Msimanga were arrested for assault in May 2005 following a brawl outside a nightclub.

He released his debut album, Nkuli vs Flabba, from which the single Isbhamu Somdoko earned him a South African Music Award for best rap album in 2007.

Swatta Kamp’s fifth album Fair and Skwear was released in 2009.

Flabba’s latest single, Nay’Inkinga, featured JR and was released in December last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYJW8W9nv6w Some of the reaction on Twitter:

       

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