DJ claims girlfriend tried to stab him

2014-07-16 13:22
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Johannesburg - Radio DJ Donald Sebolai denied stabbing his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala, during his bail hearing in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

"I didn't stab her...she grabbed a knife and tried to stab me, I tried to block the knife and injured one of my fingers," he told the court, in Soweto.

He said he went to fetch Tshabalala at an entertainment venue where she had been drinking. They left together and joined his sister Kelebogile for drinks at another place.

The three left later, intoxicated, and dropped off his sister at her home.

An argument between the two ensued when they reached his two-bedroom flat in Jabulani, Soweto.

Struggling for knife

"She grabbed the knife and tried to stab me. I tried to block it... We were in a standing position. She got stabbed while we were struggling for the knife," he said.

Magistrate Herman Badenhorst asked Tshabalala where she was stabbed.

"I don't remember where on the body, I only saw blood on her pyjama pants. I was shocked by seeing the blood."

Tshabalala said they were alone in the flat. He told the court he could afford R4 000 for bail.

The court heard Tshabalala earned R10 000 a month as a presenter at Jozi FM. His contract at the radio station is renewed annually.

He had three children with three different mothers. The children live with their mothers, he said.

"I assist my sisters financially wherever I can," he said.

Refused to answer questions

Sebolai refused to answer some questions during the bail application.

Prosecutor Chantal Syvert asked Sebolai if he had called the police, an ambulance, or neighbours for help, seeing that Tshabalala, was bleeding.

"I choose to remain silent," he said.

Badenhorst asked him if he was sure.

"Is it that you cannot answer or that you do not want to answer?" asked Badenhorst.

"I choose to not answer," said Sebolai, speaking in SeTswana through an interpreter.

He refused to answer questions about whether Tshabalala was still alive, whether she was talking and whether he moved her before he left the flat after the stabbing on 29 June.

Sebolai could only say his girlfriend was on the bed when he fled in her car. He told the court he took some of his clothes and drove around in Soweto.

State of shock

"I went around all over, and resting wherever I found a place to rest. I was in a state of shock and could not think straight."

He said he roamed around for days, and avoided his friends.

"The Jozi FM programmes manager called me and said I should get to the station. I agreed to do that, but did not go."

Sebolai said he was undecided on whether to commit suicide or flee.

Syvert said radio station chief executive Mpho Mhlongo sent Sebolai a message through WhatsApp and told him to come to the station.

"You replied by saying, 'bye my chief, I did some shit and you will never see me again'," said Syvert.

Sebolai said he could not remember the message because he received a lot of messages.

Syvert told the court the car was found abandoned in Soweto. A blood-stained knife was found in the cubby hole, and Sebolai's clothes in the back seat. There was also a blood-stained plastic bag.

The bail application continues.


- SAPA
Read more on:    soweto  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  domestic violence
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