- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2009

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Three men accused of murdering a reggae star have been found guilty.

The South African Press Association reported Tuesday that Lucky Dube’s family applauded as the guilty verdicts were read in the Johannesburg High Court. Those convicted are scheduled to be sentenced later.

Judge Seun Moshidi found Sifiso Mhlanga, Mbuti Mabe and Julius Gxowa guilty of shooting and killing Dube during a botched carjacking in 2007.

Earlier Tuesday, media reported that Mabe and Mhlanga had assaulted a police officer in a foiled bid to escape from the court.

The death of the internationally known reggae star drew worldwide attention to South Africa’s crime rate.



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