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.