8th rapper slain in Colombia

2012-11-11 08:11
 USGS screen grab of an earthquake map

USGS screen grab of an earthquake map

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bogota - A teenage Colombian rapper was killed in a troubled Medellin neighbourhood, his friends said Saturday - the eighth musician murdered there in the last two years.

Roberth Steve, 17, a student at a hip hop school and a member of a musical group, was gunned down on Friday in Comuna 13, one of the poorest and most violent areas of the northeastern Colombian city once synonymous with drug violence.

Two weeks ago, Colombian rapper and peace activist "El Duke" was murdered in same neighbourhood. And dozens of young residents last Wednesday said they were leaving after having received death threats.

"We did not expect this loss," Jhon Sanchez, head of a group of local musicians, told AFP, saying Steve was just a young man.

"Now we are afraid for our lives."

"El Duke," whose real name was Elider Varela, had spearheaded a programme to try to get poor kids in the neighbourhood off the streets and away from drugs and crime.

His killing on 30 October set off a wave of anger in the community.

- SAPA
Read more on:    colombia
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Graphic Designer / Illustrator

George - Knysna
Jam Factory Advertising
R9 000 - R12 000 Per Month

Stock Auditor

Cape Winelands
Vine Recruitment

Management Accountant - DON'T MISS OUT!!!

Cape Town CBD
Hi-Tech Recruitment - Johannesburg
R350 000 - R370 000 Per Year

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may be bothering you. A flooded mind and impulsive reactions are not a good combination as you are not thinking clearly....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.