Today marks exactly 13 years international reggae star Lucky Dube was shot dead. Lucky Dube died a mysterious death to the shock of the whole world on 18th October, 2007.
The extraordinary and incredible South African Reggae performer Lucky Philip Dube was shot to death by a group of three men who were known to be called vehicle criminals by South Africa Police.
A recording artist with a strong social conscience, Mr. Dube, aged 43, often sang about the evils of crime, of houses broken into and bullets fired, wanting criminals to see their misdeeds through the eyes of their victims. He was killed while dropping off his two teenage children at his brother’s house in Rosettenville, near downtown Johannesburg.
The police branch of South Africa attempted everything they could to ensure that they got to the base of the death of this extraordinary legend. After quite a while run, 5 individuals were captured for the oppression of this wrongdoing and later on, among the 5, three (3) convicts namely Mbuti Mabe, Sifiso Mhlanga and Gxowa Ludwe were found guilty and sentenced on 31st March 2009 to life imprisonment.
More than a dozen armed officers oversaw the proceedings after two of the defendants tried to escape while guards transferred them from a truck to the courtroom basement. One prisoner hit a policeman in the face with a brick, according to a police captain quoted in a local news account of the episode. Warning shots were then fired, and the defendants were subdued in a scuffle. They arrived in court with their heads bandaged.
Here Is The Reason Why Lucky Dube Was Killed:
As to the Police Department of South Africa, they said that these three Assassins were after the Chrysler 300c Lucky Dube was driving. They however thought the proprietor of the vehicle was a Nigeria resident. The S.A police said that after a legitimate examination was done, these crooks didn’t have any acquaintance it was the Reggae artist, they however thought it was a Nigerian and the reason they shot him to death was to snatch his vehicle from him.
The three men did not realize that they had killed someone both famous and widely beloved until they read the newspapers the next day. They had thought their victim “was a Nigerian,” Ms. Maruping said.
Be that as it may, Lucky Dube took the bullets but drove off till he got depleted and crashed the vehicle on a tree beside the street.
Mr. Dube left behind a wife and seven children. After Tuesday’s verdict was read, his wife was too emotional to talk with reporters, but his son Thokozani, who had witnessed the crime, said, “We can now have closure.”
In memory of our beloved legend, take some time to listen to this playlist of powerful Lucky Dube songs that will remind you of the gone days. Very powerful
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