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Zinhle Khumalo
2 minute read
11 Mar 2015
9:40 am

Flabba’s memorial service today

Zinhle Khumalo

Family and friends of slain hip hop artist, Nkululeko Flabba Habedi, will gather on Wednesday at the Bassline, Newton in Johannesburg to attend the rapper’s memorial service.

Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi was allegedly stabbed once in the chest by his girlfriend at his Alexandra home. His court case is currently underway.

Flabba was stabbed to death allegedly by his girlfriend identified as Sindisiwe Precious Manqele in the early hours of Monday morning. On Tuesday, Manqele appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court where Regional Court courtroom was packed to capacity ahead of her appearance.

Manqele’s case was postponed to March 16. In her appearance, she showed the court bruises and wounds she claimed she sustained during her argument with Flabba.

An angry crowed followed Manqele’s sister to the car as she was leaving court shouting “No bail, no bail”. Manqele’s sister accidently hit a car behind her as she was trying to reverse.


“There is no such self-defence as she claims, she is rubbish. Nkululeko was not a fighting type, this girl is just silly. If she ever comes out or gets a bail, we will take the law into our own hands. We know her home and we know where she lived,” said fuming fan Angie Khoza.

Flabba’s younger brother, Tshepang Habedi, said on Monday he was woken up by his younger brother around 02:00am telling him Flabba had been stabbed.

The memorial service is scheduled from 12:00-14:00.


Family, friends and fans of musician Nkululeko Habedi, known as Flabba, arrived at the Bassline, in Newtown, Johannesburg on Wednesday for his memorial service.

“Today, I won’t quote from any scripture in the Bible but I will quote Nkuli (Habedi),” a relative said before opening the memorial service in prayer.

The master of ceremony acknowledged and welcomed Habedi’s family, the social welfare department, his band Skwatta Kamp, and the fans present.

The Bassline was filled to capacity with a few seats reserved for the family of the 38-year-old musician.

His family arrived shortly after noon and the memorial service started.

Habedi’s music played over the speakers while people waited for proceedings to start.

Celebrities including Trevor Gumbi, N-Veigh, L-Tido, Amu, Ismael and Shugasmaxx were attending.

Bouquets and wreaths were being placed on stage, where photos of the musician were displayed.

Habedi was stabbed in the heart in his Alexandra home in the early hours of Monday. Police arrived and arrested his girlfriend, Sindisiwe Manqele, 26.

Manqele appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on a murder charge. The case was postponed to March 16.