After 9 years after his tragic death, another famous South African musician has discovered a multi-million dollar fortune in gold bars with estimated value of 168 million rand ( approximately US$12 million) based on the current world market price in the deceased reggae “King’s” home in Rosenttenville, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Refiloe Maele Phoolo, also known as Cassper Nyovest who purchased the house of the deceased last May found the gold bars buried under the sofa in the living room when he went to clean his new home. He has decided to share the fortune with loving fans of the late reggae “King”.
The South Africa musical world was shocked with the news of after the murder of reggae “King” Lucky Philip Dube, who was shot dead in an attempted car hijacking in Johannesburg. The murder which was carried out three young men (Sifiso Mhlanga, Ludwe Gxowa and Mbuti Mabe) in an attempted carjacking apparently gave no warning or demands. Dube tried to drive away, but lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.
Lucky Dube had no will by the time of his death. His daughter Nkulee Dube declined to comment. “I don’t have any comment on this matter,” she told our reporter. When asked if her mother had any comment, Nkulee said, “She does not.”
He recorded more than 20 albums in his music career, which spanned more than 20 years. His albums include Rastas Never Die, Think about the Children, Soul Taker and Trinity. His latest, released in 2006, was called Respect.
The reggae sensation who died at the age of 43, did not drink or smoke cigarettes or marijuana, despite the association of the substance with Rastafarians, had won more than 20 awards for his music contribution locally and internationally. He is the only South African artist to have a record signed to Motown Records.
Cassper is yet to reveal his plans on how he intends to share the fortunes with the numerous fans of the legend.