Three accused of murdering Lucky Dube found guilty

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:56am EDT
 
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three men accused of murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007 have been found guilty, Talk Radio 702 reported on Tuesday.

Two of the accused attempted to escape earlier on Tuesday, but were caught and brought back to court to hear the judgment.

Arguments for the sentence will begin on Wednesday.

Dube, 43, was killed in an apparent botched carjacking in October 2007. Dube recorded more than 20 albums and had shared a stage with Sinead O'Connor, Peter Gabriel and Sting.

The singer won over 20 awards locally and internationally. His first album, released in 1984 with the title "Rastas Never Die," was banned by South Africa's apartheid government.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak)

 
<p>South African reggae star Lucky Dube performs at a concert in Lagos, Nigeria, in this October 16, 2006 file picture. Three men accused of murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007 have been found guilty, Talk Radio 702 reported on Tuesday. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye/Files</p>