I sprained my ankle in spat outside nightclub - Flabba's girlfriend

2015-09-15 20:06
Sindi Manqele, accused of murdering rapper Nkuleleko "Flabba" Habedi leaves the court with her lawyers. (Naledi Shange, News24)

Sindi Manqele, accused of murdering rapper Nkuleleko "Flabba" Habedi leaves the court with her lawyers. (Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg - Rapper Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi's alleged murderer Sindisiwe Manqele sprained her ankle as they fought outside a nightclub hours before his death, she testified on Tuesday.

She missed a step as she "went for Flabba" after he took her phone outside a Sandton nightclub while she was using it to call a taxi, she told the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Randburg.

She is on trial on a charge of murder. She has pleaded not guilty and said she stabbed him in self-defence.

The two argued after she spoke to a man who had paid her and another woman a compliment while their boyfriends were a few metres away. He called her a "gold digger".

Manqele, 26, described Habedi as a jealous lover whose insecurities were fuelled by his lack of money.

The 26-year-old woman had not yet told the court how she stabbed Habedi in his Alexandra home on March 9, a few hours after the nightclub argument.

She disputed evidence by two witnesses that she and Habedi had argued about his ex-girlfriend before his death. She said she had never heard of the ex-girlfriend and denied seeing her dance with him at the nightclub.

The trial continues on Wednesday.

Read more on:    nkululeko “flabba” habedi  |  johannesburg  |  crime

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