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Flabba killing: South African rapper 'stabbed by girlfriend'

Skwatta Kamp pose for a picture with US rapper Ludacris, file Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Flabba (front row, left) was a member of popular 1990s hip-hip group Skwatta Kamp

A woman has been arrested in South Africa for allegedly stabbing and killing a well-known local rapper.

Nkululeko Habedi, known as Flabba, 38 died, in his home in Alexandra, a Johannesburg township.

Police have told the BBC that his girlfriend will be charged with murder and will appear in court "within 48 hours".

Mr Habedi became popular after he joined award-winning rap group Skwatta Kamp.

South Africans have taken to social media to send their condolences to his family and friends.

The BBC's Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg says Skwatta Kamp, founded in 1996, were seen as the pioneers of South African hip-hop, featuring local street slang and rhythms.

The group had hits such as uMoya and Clap Song.

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