Sindisiwe Manqele who murdered SA rapper Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi, faces her fate today. Sentencing has commenced.
On the 15th of September 2015 Sindisiwe Manqele – who stabbed and killed her boyfriend (SA Rapper – Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi) took a stand in a high court situated in Randburg in the morning to explain why she murdered Flabba.
She was on trial for – by then, allegedly murdering her boyfriend in Alexandra in March at his home.Sindisiwe – known as Sindi, pleaded not guilty – saying it was self-defense, claiming that Flabba was a violent man, and thus in this particular incident things got heated up.
Sindi was represented by Norman Makhubele, who told the court basically what she was saying that it was self-defense.
Manqele was holding a knife on her right hand while rapper was holding her shoulders trying to stop from leaving the room, and she tried to free herself from his firm grasp, and the knife she was holding sliced Flabba – According to the claims of the defense.
That’s when Thandi Mahuluhulu, who’s a forensic pathologist, told the court to consider her side (her version of events) very carefully – as she had said that – the person who stabbed flabba used ‘considerable force’
Later on – it was reported that Sindisiwe’s father, is a retired policeman, and they immediately thought without any consideration that, that could influence the investigations.
Andile Mazibuko, Flabba’s bestfriend told sowetan that:
“We have been informed that her father is a retired senior policeman and could use his connections to destroy this case.”
That was then, NOW, the 27 year old, Sindisiwe Precious Manqele, faces her fate today at Palm Ridge High Court this morning.
Sindi, WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER exactly a year ago. Judge Solly Sithole ruled that because of her actions, it amounts to premeditated murder especially after she admitted to stabbing Flabba intentionally which in turn exceeded the limits of self-defence
Tshepang Habedi, Rapper’s younger brother spoke to EWN: “As a family we’re are trying to heal, even though we won’t heal fully because obviously we’re going to miss him.” he said, “Whatever the outcomes, it doesn’t really matter actually because my brother won’t come back.”
During December Month, Sindi was granted a R15,000 bail under strict conditions, she had an electronic monitoring bracelet, she wasn’t allowed to leave the house without reporting to the investigating officer and she also had to report to the police station twice a week.
Sentencing has commenced…
UPDATE: Sindisiwe Manqele was sentenced to 12 years in prison and yet was grunted bail, which sparked a lot of theories of the justice system in South Africa.
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