Rapper Pitch Black Afro is set to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court court on Tuesday.
Last week the rapper, real name Thulani Ngcobo, was 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 last week Wednesday.
The case was postponed until today pending verification of the rapper’s address. The Sowetan has reported that Ngcobo also needed to attempt to get legal aid as he can’t afford a lawyer.
According to the publication, the rapper appeared to be in a good mood at his first court appearance. He handed his manager Bheki Mlambo a letter, telling him to “keep it safe for him”. The contents are, at this point, unknown.
His court appearance brought to 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 prior to his first appearance.