Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#253395 - 10/18/07 11:02 PM RIP Lucky Dube
Teenah Offline
Reggae musician Lucky Dube was shot dead in a hijacking on Thursday in Rosettenville, Johannesburg police said.

Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht said the incident took place at around 8.20pm when Dube was driving a blue Polo in the Johannesburg suburb.

She said Dube was dropping off his son in the area when he was attacked.

"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.

The boy was too traumatised to provide police with any information, Engelbrecht said. - Sapa

#253397 - 10/18/07 11:48 PM Re: RIP Lucky Dube [Re: Teenah]
*I Do* Belize Weddings Offline
Oh this is terrible. I am so sorry to hear this news and what a talented man he was. Rest in peace.

#253465 - 10/19/07 01:02 PM Re: RIP Lucky Dube [Re: *I Do* Belize Weddings]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Bob has a great backup singer now. Party in peace bredda.
Check out my site: www.ambergriscayerealestate.net

#253467 - 10/19/07 01:09 PM Re: RIP Lucky Dube [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Dying superstar Lucky Dube made a desperate attempt to escape from hijackers who had shot him in front of his children last night.

Seconds after he had dropped his 16-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter at the gate of his brother's house in Rosettenville south of Johannesburg, three hijackers shot the 43-year-old singer at close range.

Dube drove off in his Chrysler, but could not control the car, and hit a parked Corsa and then mounted a pavement and crashed into a tree. By the time a witness reached him he was dead.

Dube was one of South Africa's best-known singers with millions of reggae fans here and abroad.

'We dived for cover as the gunshots continued'
Scores of tributes to the multi-award winning artist, including one from President Thabo Mbeki, poured in this morning.

Police said the teenagers, who were not hurt, had been too traumatised to provide them with any information.

Dube had just dropped them at the house at 8.20pm when the hijackers pounced.

An eyewitness, who was in the neighbourhood with his cousin to view a house, said he had heard gunshots and then saw a blue VW Polo speeding down the road.

"The driver and the passenger doors were open. The car sped down Valda Road and it slowed down a bit and another man jumped into the car and it turned right into Lang road.

'I went and peered through the window. The man was in a sitting position'
"We ran back into the house, switched off the lights because they were looking at us, we dived for cover as the gunshots continued."

The shaken man said that while they were hiding they heard another big bang. "We realised that my cousin's car (the Corsa) had been bumped.

"We could not see the car that had bumped it. Then we saw this flashy car (Dube's). It was still rolling. We ran behind it but we were very scared. We did not know if the hijackers were still lurking somewhere.

"It came to a halt after it hit the tree. I went and peered through the window. The man was in a sitting position, with his heard slumped. He was not moving," the witness said.

"We phoned the police and told them about the incident. Because it was too dark we could not see who it was. We only learnt when the paramedics arrived at the scene that he was dead."

This morning blood stains and shattered glass on the pavement bore testimony to the gruesome murder, as friends and relatives trickled into Dube's brother's house.

Dube, rose from obscurity to super-stardom in the 1980s when he changed from singing traditional mbaqanga music to Jamaican-born reggae sound.

He went on to perform all over Africa where he was more popular than he was at home and overseas.

The star also shared the stage with international musicians such as Peter Gabriel, Seal and Ziggy Marley.

This morning President Thabo Mbeki joined the nation in expressing shock at the murder which happened on the eve of the Springbok's Rugby World Cup final against England in Paris.

Expressing his sadness over Dube's murder, Mbeki said that because the Springboks are artists "their victory must be a tribute to Luck Dube".
Check out my site: www.ambergriscayerealestate.net

#253558 - 10/19/07 11:09 PM Re: RIP Lucky Dube [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
RobertE Offline
This sucks. Seems like there is a curse with some of the reggae legends. Just saw him put on a great show in Denver this past August at Reggae on the Rocks.

#253634 - 10/20/07 10:27 PM Re: RIP Lucky Dube [Re: RobertE]
CatMo Offline
I wonder why things like this happen?
I was going to get a life, but this was easier.


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 106 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,635 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,709 Topics
461,235 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.