Woman who allegedly stabbed 'Flabba' in custody

The Habedi family are gathered inside the house where the rapper was killed.

FILE: Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The family of well-known hip hop artist Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi, who was killed in the early hours of this morning, have arrived at the place of his death and his house in Alexandra, northern Johannesburg.

'Flabba' was allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend, who has since been arrested.

The Habedi family members are currently meeting inside the house.

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."

The woman alleged to have killed him is being held at the Alexandra Police Station and has been visited by her family.


Habedi's manager, Peter Lynch, says all those close to the slain South African rapper are now searching for answers after his killing.

He is survived by his mother and two children.

Lynch, who is also Flabba's longtime friend and manager of Skwatta Kamp, says he saw the rapper at 1pm this morning, after he performed alongside his crew members for the last time.

"They were on stage with him; he had an awesome reception on stage. After that we just partied. That's how we left each other. We left each other with smiles and high fives. So that is why I say it is a bit mind boggling."

He says Habedi was well liked and his untimely death has left the hip-hop community in shock.

"Artistically, even in Skwatta Kamp, we lost a very big part. This is just one of those things that makes us realise that although we are celebrities we are still very human, and just a simple, foolish action can take away that life."

Police have opened a case of murder and while investigations continue, well-known hip hop artists and family members continue to arrive at his home.

The music fraternity and South African in general are still shocked over the incident and are remembering him on social networks.

Lala Ngoxolo Nkululeko. Condolences to your family and all those that where blessed enough to know you. #RIPFlabba pic.twitter.com/gfv2Taby30

Thank you for the music.

#RIPFlabba πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” pic.twitter.com/3Ah6nbYuvY

Eish bro " @LvovoSA: Sad news indeed #RIPFlabba πŸ™"

Devil is alive on this earth gone to soon life cut short #RIPFLABBA another talent πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” https://t.co/bZHktE4dZQ

My thoughts go out to this lil soul, Lesego. Stay strong girl. In his words, "Daddy Luvs u Lesego." #RIPFlabba pic.twitter.com/P0rsNLD7jL

Meanwhile, his longtime friend and fellow Skwatta Kamp member Slikour has also arrived at the house.

#Flabba South African rappers BlakLez and Sean Pages in disbelief outside his house. GW pic.twitter.com/wAZEAcX5AG

#Flabba The entrance to the bedroom where Flabba was stabbed at his house. His brother (in blue) standing outside. GW pic.twitter.com/onAwvHpMbh

#Flabba Skwatta Kamp member Infadizle (in white) outside the house. More friends and family arriving here now. GW pic.twitter.com/0yrZ8MIyxZ

The late rapper won several awards for his work with the group and his solo projects, including Best Rap Album at the 2007 SAMA awards for his album Nkuli vs Flabba.

He got his nickname 'Flabba' after he heard his grandmother saying the word flabbergasted once.

The rapper was amused, looked it up and found that it meant leaving people surprised.

And he became the rap legend that he is known as today: 'Flabba'.