Flabba's killer to apply for leave to appeal

2016-05-24 08:56
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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WATCH: Sindi Manqele sentenced for Flabba's murder

2016-03-10 13:56

Sindisiwe Manqele has received a 12-year prison sentence for the murder of Skwatta Kamp's Nkuleleko "Flabba" Habedi on 9 March 2015.WATCH

Johannesburg - Convicted murderer Sindisiwe Manqele will on Tuesday apply for leave to appeal her conviction and 12-year sentence for killing her rapper boyfriend Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi.

Manqele stabbed Habedi in the chest in March last year at his Alexandra home after the two had a heated argument.

The row was over Habedi's ex-girlfriend, Kea, who had reportedly danced seductively in front of him at a Sandton nightclub just hours before the confrontation.

Manqele pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, saying she had acted in self-defence after Habedi had pinned her down, rubbed his saliva on her face and poked at her stomach with a knife as he accused her of seeking men who could provide better for her financially.

During the trial, under cross-examination by Prosecutor Paul Schutte, Manqele buckled under the pressure and told the court that she had intentionally stabbed the hip-hop musician.

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