Woman to appear for Flabba's murder

2015-03-09 18:36
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Johannesburg - A 26-year-old woman arrested in connection with the murder of musician Nkululeko Habedi, known as Flabba, was expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

The police were called to Habedi's Alexandra home at 04:00, where the 38-year-old musician was killed, police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said on Monday.

"The deceased was found to have been stabbed to death. The suspect was arrested on the scene."

She was allegedly Habedi's girlfriend.

Family spokesperson Tshepang Habedi said his brother was stabbed once in the heart.

On Monday, mourners gathered at Habedi's home. Women with shawls over their shoulders entered his house on Third Street. Some women stood with their hands on their cheeks, the men with folded arms and bowed heads.

"It is sad Nkululeko is no more," said one woman who identified herself as Tiny. She said they were shocked by Habedi's death.

"Look how people have come to pay their respects to him. To us he was not a famous musician, he was our child. He grew up and played with our children."

Childhood friend Mokotedi Mpshane said Flabba was a down-to-earth person and this influenced his music.

"We will sit around and chat. The next thing he would tell you that you just gave him lyrics for his songs," he said laughing.

"That was Flabba for you. He was a kasi [township] boy living a kasi life."

Family, friends and fans of Nkululeko Habedi are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

Read more on:    nkululeko habedi  |  johannesburg  |  celebrity deaths  |  crime

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