CAPE TOWN – Renowned South African rapper and member of rap group Skwatta Kamp, Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi has died after reportedly being stabbed in Alexandra.
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According to police, Habedi was killed at around 2am this morning.
Police say he was allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend who has since been arrested and has been visited by her family.
The police’s Katlego Mogale says, “A well-known musician was allegedly stabbed to death during the early hours of this morning by his girlfriend. At this stage the motive is unknown. A case of murder is being investigated by the Alexandra police.”
Habedi was last seen in public on Friday night when he performed on the television show, Live Amp.
Habedi’s family arrived at his Alexandra home where he was killed this morning.
His family members are currently meeting inside his house while his longtime friend and fellow Skwatta Kamp member Slikour has also arrived.
It’s understood the rapper’s body was taken away from the scene early this morning.
There’s a sense of disbelief in the area with neighbours reeling in shock.
South Africans, including members of his group, have taken to social media to express their shock at his death.
Skwatta Kamp has five albums under its name.
It remains the most successful hip-hop group in South Africa in terms of accolades and album sales.
Two of their albums, Mkhukhu Funkshen, which was released in 2004, and Washumkhukhu, which came out in 2005 have both separately sold in excess of 25,000 units.
The group has performed on the same stage as Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Jeru, Black Thought, Basement Jaxx, Will Smith on the Black August Hiphop Tour and MTV Concerts in recent times and many others.
Flabba won several awards for his work with Skwatta Kamp and his solo projects.
Members of the seven-man group have been working on their solo albums over the past few years.