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Friday, October 19, 2007

Popular South African Reggae Star "Lucky Dube" shot dead in street car jacking

South African regae star and popular reggae idol for a lot of Solomon Islanders, Lucky Dube, was shot dead in a Johannesburg street attack late Thursday, police said.

The 43-year-old singer was attacked in an apparent car-jacking in the Rosettenville district as he had just dropped his son off in the area.

South Africa's Sapa news agency quoted police Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht as saying: "His son was already out of the car. When he saw what was happening, he ran to ask for help."

The hijackers were still at large and the son was too traumatised to provide police with any information, Engelbrecht added.

Dube, born in Johannesburg in 1964, survived poor health in infancy and became a top and well-loved reggae performer who recorded over 20 albums, including Rastas Never Die, Think About The Children, Soul Taker, Trinity and his latest, Respect.

Source: EarthTimes

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