How can I kill a person I loved? - murder-accused DJ

2015-08-17 14:32
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Johannesburg - DJ Donald Sebolai, on trial for his girlfriend's murder, on Monday got hot under the collar when he was questioned about discrepancies in evidence he had given to the court during his bail application.

Sebolai told the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge that he remembered how his girlfriend, Dolly Tshabalala, was on her feet with her back hunched as she clenched onto her pelvic area where she had just been stabbed following an argument between the two.

Sebolai said he handed her a towel and helped her to the bedroom while he mopped the floor of her blood.

During his bail application however, the DJ had alleged that Tshabalala had fallen to the ground.

Prosecutor Elize le Roux referred him to testimony he gave during his bail application in which he said: "She fell between the kitchen and the bedroom."

‘I was in shock that day’

Le Roux on Monday quizzed the DJ on which version was correct.

"I was still in shock on that day," he said, referring to the day of the bail application.

"I was trying very hard to think what had happened there. It was the first time that I had ever been asked questions one after the other like this," Sebolai said.

Disapproval could be heard from Tshabalala's mother who sat in the third row of the court gallery.

She clicked her tongue and murmured to the person next to her.

Le Roux pressed on, questioning whether Sebolai's testimony was untruthful.

"I put it to you that you lied to the court during the bail application," Le Roux said.

"I would not say I lied. I was shocked. It's not a fabrication. I was not even expecting to take the stand that day," the former Jozi FM DJ replied.

‘She got injured when I tried to disarm her’

Tshabalala died after losing a great amount of blood after she sustained a stab wound running from her pubic area to her thigh.

He claimed this happened as the two of them struggled for the knife after Tshabalala had reportedly stabbed him in the hand, accusing him of cheating.

Sebolai has maintained that he did not kill Tshabalala.

"I did not stab Dolly. Dolly got injured when I tried to disarm her of the knife," he said.
"How can I kill a person that I love?" he asked the court.

Le Roux criticised him for failing to rush her to a hospital just 900 metres from his block of flats.
Sebolai blamed this on shock.

He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

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