Court hears of Flabba's last moments

2015-09-07 14:39
Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

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Johannesburg - The cousin of hip-hop star Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi tried to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the rapper, who he found lying on the floor of his room with a stab wound to the chest, a Johannesburg court heard on Monday. 

"[Habedi] was lying facing up. He was wearing his sneakers, jeans [and] low top and I could see blood coming out from somewhere on his chest," Luyanda Sulupha told the court. 

"I think he was still alive. I was holding his pulse and I could feel it beating and then I tried giving him CPR. As I gave the deceased CPR, he started snoring and while he was snoring, the accused [Sindisiwe Manqele] was [on] her cellphone talking to someone, I don't know who it was."

Manqele is accused of stabbing and killing Habedi in his home in the early hours of March 9 this year. The matter is being heard at the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting at the Randburg Magistrate's Court. 

Sulupha said after he began CPR, Manqele joined him, while saying: "I love you. I didn't mean to. It was a mistake."

"Then I walked out of [Habedi's] bedroom to call Tsipang to help me to take [him] to hospital," Sulupha said.

Tsipang lived in the house in Alexandra with Sulupha, Habedi and another person. There were two other people in the living room prior to Habedi being stabbed, which happened around 01:00.

Sulupha and Tsipang discussed what to do and then decided to call an ambulance. They were worried that moving Habedi might have caused further harm.

"It took one hour 30 minutes; it took so long to come. Before the ambulance came, I reversed the van outside," he said.

"When I went into the house [Manqele] was still trying to help [Habedi]."

Later, paramedics arrived at the house; assessed Habedi; declared him dead on the scene and called the police. 

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

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