Archive for: ‘October 2005’

Lucky Dube: A Brief Obituary

October 15, 2005 Posted by admin


World renowned Reggae musician Lucky Dube was murdered in front of his young son in an attempted hijacking in Rosettenville, Johannesburg last night. Reports suggest that Dube was shot by two gunmen who opened fire on his car as he was dropping his son off at an uncle’s for the evening. Dube was injured and attempted to flee but crashed and died on the scene. He will be sorely missed.

Though I have no information on the perpetrators of the crime, I’d like to take this opportunity to point out to those that may doubt that this is just one example of how crime is colour-blind and how the fight against it is one against poverty and not some insidious racial undercurrent.

London Calling

October 10, 2005 Posted by admin

I’m leaving for Chesterton’s surreal and imposing London tomorrow with the prospect of a couple of weeks of self-indulgence ahead. I have many thoughts on experiences at Rocking the Daisies this weekend, but at best that will have to be a task for the plane. My apologies because it deserves more.

By the time I get back this particular world will have changed, in the meantime here is a little taste of what the week has in store for me.