By Tumelo Sefatsa
Rapper Pitch Black Afro, real name Thulani Ngcobo, has been charged with premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice at the Hillbrow Magistrate Court.
The rapper’s wife, Catherine ‘Trisha’ Modusane, was found dead on December 31, with her death initially thought to be of natural causes, only for a murder case to be opened on Wednesday.
According to the publication, the rapper appeared to be in a good mood at his court appearance. He handed his manager Bheki Mlambo a letter, telling him to “keep it safe for her”. The contents are, at this point, unknown.
This brings to an end speculation surrounding whether or not it was indeed the rapper who had been arrested for the murder of his wife. Some media reports had named the rapper, while others waited for his first court appearance
While various news outlets had reported that the accused is indeed the rapper, this had not been confirmed by police or NPA spokespeople prior to his first court appearance.
The case has been postponed until January 15