DJ murder trial set to continue

2015-08-17 05:38
Donald Sebolai. (Facebook)

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Johannesburg - The State is expected to continue its cross-examination of murder accused DJ Donald Sebolai at the High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, on Monday morning.

Sebolai is accused of murdering his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala. 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.

On Friday, Sebolai said three state witnesses who testified that he had threatened to kill Tshabalala 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 court.

"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.

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.

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