Memorial service for Flabba to take place today

The music industry, family and friends are expected to gather to celebrate Flabba’s life.

FILE: Renowned South African rapper and member of rap group Skwatta Kamp Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi has been killed in Alexandra overnight. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - A memorial service will be held today for murdered rapper, Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi, featuring some of South Africa's best entertainers.

Habedi was stabbed to death at his home in Alexandra in the early hours of Monday morning, allegedly by his girlfriend.

Sindisiwe Manqele has since been arrested and charged with murder.

The 38-year-old was a member of the Skwatta Kamp rap group and his death has been met with shock by the hip hop industry.

Skwatta Kamp manager Peter Lynch says the music industry will gather to celebrate Flabba's life.

"We do expect that the entertainment industry at large will turn out, more specifically, friends in the hip-hop industry. So we've got Kabomo, Nothende, and Skwatta Kamp themselves will be giving us a musical item."

WATCH: Friends and family react to the death of Flabba


The murder case against the woman accused of killing Flabba was postponed in the Alexandra Magistrates Court to next week, when she's expected to apply for bail.

Sindisiwe Manqele (26) appeared briefly in the dock with visible injuries that have not yet been explained.

She was arrested shortly after the artist was stabbed in the heart.

Manqele had stitches on her left wrist, a bruise on her left leg and a stab wound to her stomach.

The cause of her injuries has not yet been explained to the court and her lawyer has now asked that a private doctor be sent to examine her at the Sun City jail.


Residents in Alexandra voiced their outrage at the murder by protesting at Manqele's first appearance and mobbing one of her relatives outside court.

A group of angry residents chanted "no bail" as Manqele's relative left the court building.

Some of the protesters live in the same street as Habedi and said they arrived at court to demand justice.

"Somebody who kills doesn't deserve bail. She must rot in jail. She must learn a lesson."

Other residents said they wanted to support the murdered rapper's family.

"Everyone is angry because Flabba was a real musician. We all loved him."

WATCH: Alexandra vents its fury outside court over Flabba's murder