from the Independent Online
State witness Mpho Maruping said her husband had confessed his involvement in Dube's botched hijacking and gave her details on what led to the multi-award-winning superstar's death.
As Dube's relatives sobbed, the woman told the Johannesburg High Court of the night Dube was shot as he dropped off his son and daughter in Rosettenville.
Maruping is the wife of Thabo Maruping. He was initially charged with Dube's murder but turned state witness.
She said her husband and three men on trial for murder, robbery, attempted robbery and illegal possession of firearms - S'fiso Mhlanga, Ludwe Gxowa and Mbuti Mabe - had been on the prowl, hunting for a Chrysler to hijack.
After their search proved fruitless, they parked their VW Polo and waited. Then a Chrysler drove up and stopped not far from them.
They pounced. Two shots were fired. Dube tried to drive off but he crashed his car into a tree and died on the spot.
Maruping said that on October 18, the day Dube was killed, she and Thabo were in Sandton at a timeshare meeting. Thabo kept receiving phone calls and later arranged to meet the three accused in the Joburg city centre.
Maruping said she asked her husband why Dube was shot. "He said Mhlanga said he did not see that it was Dube and had thought he was a Nigerian.
When you think about it, that's really messed up on a couple of different levels.
For real though, is it still like that down in SA? Anyone?