Popular Hip-Hop artist Nkululeko “Flabba” Nabedi (38) died after allegedly being stabbed by his girlfriend, 26-year-old Sindisiwe Manqele at his Alexandra home on Monday, March 9 according to reports.
The death was confirmed by South African Police Services (SAPS) on Monday morning via Twitter.
#sapsGP CORRECTION Nkululeko Habedi, aka FLABBA, was stabbed & passed away; a woman is in custody (humble apologies for previous error) SD
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) March 9, 2015
South African celebrities such as Skwatta Kamp member Shugasmakx, 5FM DJ Fresh and hip-hop artist/presenter ProVerb expressed their grief on social networks.
We lost a good man. U and me. All of us. One of the greatest. King of Gomora! https://t.co/hMKbDcUDq2
— TRUSTIT VIDONYOUTUBE (@shugasmakx) March 10, 2015
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) March 9, 2015
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) March 9, 2015
Suspect, Sindisiwe Manqele revealed unexplained bruises and other injuries to her wrists and stomach when she appeared in Alexandra Magistrate Court on Tuesday March, 10. The case has been postponed until Monday March, 16 so that the accused can see a private doctor for her injuries.
— Sibusisiwe Nyanda (@SibuNyanda) March 10, 2015
Crowds surrounded a woman identified as Manqele’s sister when she left the court and made her way to the car. Many in the crowd were shouting “No bail, no bail!”
— eNCA (@eNCAnews) March 10, 2015
Flabba’s younger brother, Tshepang Habedi claims that Manqele’s wounds were self-inflicted. Earlier reports said that Manqele tried to commit suicide.
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) March 10, 2015
Flabba was set to make a comeback to the music scene with the release of his new song “Nay’Inkinga” featuring JR on December, 8 and his feature with Kwesta on DJ Sliqe’s song #DolikeIdo.
A public memorial will be held at Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg on Wednesday March 11 at 12pm.
*This article originally appeared on Wits Vuvuzela