Flabba called girlfriend a gold digger, court hears

2015-09-15 17:12
Sindisiwe Manqele sits with her face covered at the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Sindisiwe Manqele sits with her face covered at the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Johannesburg - Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi had accused his girlfriend of being a gold digger just hours before she fatally stabbed him, the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Randburg, heard on Tuesday.

Sindisiwe Manqele, 26, said the rap star was angry when he dragged her out of the Sandton club while she was speaking to another man.

According to Manqele, the man was complimenting her and another woman, as they stood a short distance from Habedi.

She had still wanted to stay at the club.

Manqele alleged that Habedi yanked her out of the club saying they should leave before she "drives him crazy".

"As we were walking outside, he said I was trying to fish for men and he said I am a gold digger.

"He said because he was under financial distress, I was looking to get a rich man.

"I told him that I would not be with you if I was a gold digger because there is no gold to dig," she said, adding that she worked hard for her money and was able to pay her own way.

Manqele insisted that on that night, the only thing they had argued about was his jealousy and financial distress. 

She has dismissed claims that they also argued about Habedi's ex, Kea, who was at the same Sandton club that the couple had been in.

Some State witnesses have testified that Manqele accused Habedi of flirting with Kea in her presence.

On Tuesday, however, she said she never knew of a Kea.

She insisted that she never saw the woman in question dancing in front of Habedi.

Manqele is on trial for Habedi's murder after she stabbed him in the heart.

The incident happened in March at his Alexandra home.

She has pleaded not guilty and has claimed she stabbed Habedi in self-defence.

The trial continues.

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