Rapper Shebeshxt Faces Possible Culpable Homicide After Fatal Accident, SA Airs Mixed Views

Rapper Shebeshxt Faces Possible Culpable Homicide After Fatal Accident, SA Airs Mixed Views

  • Famous Limpopo rapper Shebeshxt faces possible culpable homicide charges while recovering in hospital
  • Shebeshxt was involved in a car crash on Saturday, 8 June, in which his daughter, Onthatile, died on impact
  • Police have begun probing the accident, obtaining statements from, among others, his girlfriend and Onthatile's mother, Kholofelo
  • Responses to the post streamed in as Saffas expressed their views about the deadly accident

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Culpable homicide charge looms for rapper Shebeshxt after fatal crash
Shebeshxt is recovering in hospital as police launch a culpable homicide investigation into the rapper's fatal car accident on 8 June. Images: @official.shebeshxt
Source: Instagram

Controversial Limpopo rapper Lehlogonolo Chauke, popularly known by his stage name, Shebeshxt, faces a possible culpable homicide charge.

The muso was involved in an accident while travelling on the R37 outside Polokwane on Saturday, 8 June, en route to an ANC Siyanqoba Rally celebration concert.

Shebeshxt's daughter, 9, dies in crash

His nine-year-old daughter, Onthatile Chuene, in the car with him at the time, died on impact when his charcoal Volkswagen Polo collided with a truck and overturned.

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The accident happened less than six months after another accident left his Volkswagen Polo GTI written off.

Briefly News understands Shebeshxt is on the mend at a private hospital.

However, according to a Sunday World report, the police have launched an investigation into the incident and have begun collating statements.

Police begin probe into fatal accident

Among those will be Shebeshxt's girlfriend and Onthatile's mother, Kholofelo.

She was also involved in the deadly accident and was hospitalised after sustaining head and lip injuries.

Meanwhile, the Ambulance hitmaker suffered head injuries, a broken leg and abdominal fracturing.

Police said they would run a test to obtain his blood alcohol levels at the time of the crash.

Frenzy as rapper faces possible charges

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Social media influencer @pmcafrica posted a pic and cap on X of a newspaper headline conveying Shebeshxt's possible legal problem.

The caption read:

"Shebeshxt (broken heart and crying face emojis)."

The post was viewed more than 350000 times and attracted about 1800 likes and 340 reposts.

Briefly News looks at some of the jarring responses to it below.

@muzi_phil wrote:

"Damn. This is when you need a crisis management team."

@yourgirl_Trina assessed:

"Content was the death of Nthati!!! They always say content will be the death of us."

@muhammad_amiras mentioned:

"Pray for Shebe."

Skhothane Sa Pitori receives backlash for death hoax

In related news, Briefly News reported that Skomota's manager, Thabang "Skhothane Sa Pitori" Rathakga, took to social media to apologise to fans after being dragged for announcing Shebeshxt's death following his accident.

Social media users came out guns blazing at Skhothane sa Pitori after a video of him announcing Shebeshxt's death went viral.

Source: Briefly News

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Tshepiso Mametela Tshepiso Mametela is a seasoned journalist with eight years of experience writing for online and print publications. He is an evening/weekend editor at Briefly News. He was a general news reporter for The Herald, a senior sports contributor at Opera News SA, and a reporter for Caxton Local Media’s Bedfordview and Edenvale News and Joburg East Express community titles. He has attended media workshops, including the crime and court reporting one by the Wits Justice Project and Wits Centre for Journalism in 2024. He was a member of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) from 2018 to 2020.