Witnesses all lied about me threatening to kill Dolly - DJ

2015-08-14 15:42
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Johannesburg - DJ Donald Sebolai, accused of murdering his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala, on Friday said three state witnesses who testified that he had threatened to kill her had all lied to the court.

Under cross-examination by prosecutor Elize le Roux, Sebolai said he disputed the evidence of Tshabalala's mother Elizabeth Marawa, her best friend Nonhlanhla Mkhize and a police officer who took to the stand.

"I don't believe them at all," Sebolai told the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge.  

"It is possible they are lying. They are lying," he said, shaking his head.

Marawa had told the court that on one night, her daughter and Sebolai had stood outside her house arguing. She testified she heard her daughter say to Sebolai: "If you want to kill me, kill me".

Warrant officer Pheeha Mabitsi from the Jabulani police station told the court that Tshabalala had come to the station where she laid a complaint against Sebolai, accusing him of threatening to beat and kill her.

Mkhize said on the day her friend died, Sebolai had called her, informing her he had killed her.

Tshabalala was found lying in a pool of blood in Sebolai's bed at a flat in Soweto in June last year. She had a stab wound running from her pelvic bone to her thigh.

Sebolai has testified that Tshabalala was injured as they struggled over a steak knife she had used to stab him in the hand.

Le Roux on Friday questioned Sebolai about his temper. She suggested whenever the couple got into a fight, it resulted in Tshabalala sustaining injuries.

"I don't get angered easily and, no, I am not short tempered," he said.

"Yesterday I told the court I am so scared of police. Once I think of physical violence, I think of the police. I am not physically violent," he added.

The case adjourned early on Friday as the defence said it needed an entire court day to go through the evidence of the day of Tshabalala's killing.

While Sebolai's lawyer agreed, he informed the court that the delays in the matter would cause a financial burden on his client who was fast running out of funds.

The matter was postponed to Monday.

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