Flabba's brother slams girlfriend's claim

2015-03-10 14:39
Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

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Flabba's girlfriend shows bruises, stab wound in court

2015-03-10 13:00

We're joined on Skype by The Juice's Kyle Zeeman who was at court when Flabba murder-accused Sindisiwe Precious Manqele was charged with killing the Skwatta Kamp star. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg – The younger brother of murdered musician Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi said that his brother’s girlfriend and murder accused hurt herself after appearing in court with visible wounds, according to reports.

Sindisiwe Manqele, accused of killing musician Habedi, appeared in Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

According to Times Live Tshepang, Habedi’s younger brother, said that the murder accused injured herself after she stabbed his brother to death.

He told the Sowetan that he heard about the wounds and that she was lying. He said she stabbed herself in front of the police and they know what happened.

Times Live reported that Manqele showed a wound to her stomach and bruises on her body to the court.

Outside court chaos erupted following her appearance.

Local residents clashed with a group of women and a man, understood to be Manqele's relatives. The two groups traded insults, and the residents insisted Manqele should not be granted bail.

The 38-year-old musician was stabbed in the heart in his Alexandra home in the early hours of Monday.

"How do you know what happened? You weren't even there," one of Manqele's relatives shouted. Residents responded with outrage and banged on the family's car.

The relatives struggled to get into the car and, once inside, the driver could not reverse out of his parking bay outside the court as the crowd blocked his way.

"No bail, no bail," they shouted.

After several minutes, the car drove out. It was not clear whether a crack in its windscreen was caused by the confrontation.

The crowd ran after the car, which got stuck in the traffic building up on the narrow road outside the court.

Earlier, dozens of people could not get a seat inside regional courtroom one, which was packed to capacity ahead of Manqele's appearance.

Some of Habedi's relatives struggled to get in. An irritated female relative said she had expected better control of who entered the courtroom, after a court official refused her entry.

Manqele appeared in court dressed in a hoodie, black T-shirt, and leggings. Through her lawyer, the petite young woman said she had sustained bruises and stab wounds to her arms and stomach.

On the instruction of her lawyer, she removed the hoodie to show the court her injuries. She complained of pain.

The magistrate agreed to letting a doctor see her.

The case was postponed to 16 March.

Family, friends and fans of Nkululeko Habedi are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

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