This is a pretty strange way to start of the year. Pitch Black Afro is back in the news and it’s not because he has new music to promote. He has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife.
The rapper’s wife, 41-year-old Catherine Modisane, died on December 31, 2018.
According to a reliable source, Ngcobo phoned the police after his wife died in a Bed and Breakfast in Yeoville, Johannesburg and preliminary investigations found that she had died of natural causes and an inquest docket was opened.
This however changed when the lead pathologist on the case came back with a diffrent analysis of an unnatural death. He is being held at Yeoville Police Station and will be appearing at the Hillbrow Magistrate’s court tomorrow,” Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed on Wednesday.
A conversation about women’s safety needs to really play a center role in this and cases like this. I don’t think this should end as a story about the arresting of Pitch Black Afro but the murder of Chaterine Modisane.
50% of married women in South Africa who are killed, are killed by their significant other.
We actually lead in women killed by their partners globally. It’s unacceptable.
In a 2016 article release by IOL, it stated that “Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said the rate of spousal abuse had risen over the past five years, with 11% of assault and murder of women at home rising to 31% last year (2015). He said the drivers of contact violence across all sectors included inequality, jealousy and financial matters. Anger, drugs and alcohol also played a major role.”
Let’s wait to see what the investigation has in store for us. We should all be keeping an idea on this one.