South African Rapper Pitch Black Afro Has Reportedly Been Arrested For Murdering His Wife
The rapper has allegedly been arrested in connection to his wife's murder which occurred in December last year.
The wife of South African rapper Pitch Black Afro, real name Thulani Ngcobo, died on December 31, 2018. According to the Sowetan Live, at the time it was initially thought that she had succumbed to natural causes. However, following an autopsy, it was decided otherwise and a docket for homicide was opened.
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.
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."
South Africans have taken to Twitter to express their shock at the news.