South Africa: Pitch Black Afro Reportedly Arrested for Wife's Murder

Pitch Black Afro.
9 January 2019

The South African media space has been thrown into a frenzy after reports that popular South African rapper, Pitch Black Afro has been arrested for murdering his wife.

It is learnt that the rapper whose real name is Thulani Ngcobo. was allegedly arrested in connection to the murder of his wife, which occurred on December 31, 2018.

According to a report by Sowetan Live, the late wife of the rapper was thought to have died of natural causes but an autopsy later revealed otherwise causing her death to be ruled as a homicide.

Although the rapper has denied the allegations made by Daily Sun of his arrest, the Sowetan Live has confirmed that he has in fact been arrested.

Speaking on the arrest, Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said,

"There was an inquest opened but we changed that to murder. The suspect is being detained at Yeoville Police Station and will be appearing at the Hillbrow Magistrate's court tomorrow."

Pitch Black Afro came into the music spotlight in 2004 after he released his hit album Styling Gel, one of South Africa's biggest local hip-hop sellers to date (it was the first SA hip-hop album to sell platinum). He was discovered by the well-known DJ and producer DJ Cleo, and it is alleged that rapping was a way for him to learn how to control his stutter. Loud-mouthed and boisterous, the rapper is known for the large 'pitch black afro' that he rocks as a part of his stage persona. Some of his hit singles include "Pitch Black Afro," "Matofotofo," "Never Let You Go," among many others.

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