Troubled kwaito singer stays in jail

2011-07-07 16:57

Johannesburg - The kidnapping case against kwaito singer Nkosana Thwala was postponed until July 14 by the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto on Thursday, police said.

Thwala, 24, who is better known to his fans as "Nsimbi", allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend, Nelisiwe Dube, and forced her to smoke drugs a day after he was released on bail for allegedly assaulting her.

Captain Kay Makhubela said Thwala's application for bail in the latest matter was denied and he would remain in custody until his next appearance.

Thwala, who performs with the group GP Gangsta, appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting 19-year-old Dube and damaging her house.

Forced to smoke drugs at gunpoint

After being released on bail he apparently fetched Dube from her house on Tuesday, and took her to his house in Soweto.

There, he allegedly kept her in a room and forced her to smoke drugs at gunpoint, said Makhubela.

He said Dube claimed to have escaped through a window and alerted the police while Thwala was on the phone. Police arrested him at his house in Zola soon after.

"Both cases against him will now be melted together because his girlfriend is the alleged victim in both," Makhubela said.

Thwala faced charges of assault, malicious damage to property, kidnapping and pointing a firearm.

Gangsta Gangsta

On Tuesday, Makhubela said police would also investigate Thwala for alleged drug dealing, because Dube had alleged that the drugs he made her smoke were the same ones he sold.

According to the GP Gangsta website, Thwala is a co-founder of the group which consists of three Soweto artists. He is also an executive member of Brown Bottle Entertainment.

He is described as the "most delinquent" member of the group, because of his lyrics.

In 2003, GP Gangsta released its debut album "Gangsta Gangsta" which featured the songs Zola till I die and Brand new day.

It was nominated for the Channel O Awards in the best hip-hop and best newcomer categories.

  • USSA - 2011-07-07 17:25

    Send him to the Kwaai-toe (not open) place...hopefully soon his murdering race-car brudders will join him.

      Enigma - 2011-07-07 17:47

      Or better yet send him to Pollsmoore prison so that he can prove if he's a gangster or a fong kong. The he'll become a house wife for the 28's regardless of being famous.

      daaivark - 2011-07-08 07:51

      "murdering race brudders"??? Are you a mite unwell, USSA? Help is available at your nearest psych hospital.

      kalabafazi - 2011-07-08 11:04

      @daaivark - I think USSA is refering to Jube Jube and Co.

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-07-07 17:48

    I follow Kwaito a lot but I've never heard of this artist

      daaivark - 2011-07-08 07:52

      Exactly. He's no star except in his own tiny little befuddled mind.... and in the mind of some stupid gaga-wannabe hack.

  • Chillibean - 2011-07-07 17:50

    you mean he's got FANS??????? God help us!! May he NEVER get out of jail!

  • SillySod - 2011-07-07 19:12

    Hope he likes Kentucky - he can expect a visit of support soon...

  • daaivark - 2011-07-08 07:49

    "Troubled" my foot. He's a criminal and that is all there is to it. And "star" - come on! Define what you mean please. This oke is virtually unknown outside Soweto. "Star" implies some degree of fame, and this nasty little piece of work's closest step to fame was this disgusting incident. Really, journo's, THINK before you just gargle such hype.

  • Ke maketse - 2011-07-08 14:23

    Is this news24 or daily sun.

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