Flabba's friend says couple argued about his ex before stabbing

2015-09-09 15:46
Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

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Johannesburg - A friend of Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi on Wednesday shed light on the fight the rap star had with his girlfriend hours before she stabbed him to death. 

Sindisiwe Manqele is on trial for Habedi's murder.

Nkululeko Chauke told the High Court sitting in Randburg that he and his girlfriend had gone to a Sandton nightclub with Habedi and Manqele.

The four socialised, consumed alcohol and danced. However, problems started when Habedi's ex-girlfriend, identified as Kea, came to Habedi and Chauke and greeted and exchanged hugs with them.

Chauke said the woman said she had not seen him in a long time.

"She proceeded by dancing and touching her thighs, saying I even look fresh," said Chauke.

'She was shouting at him'

He said Kea then spoke to the deceased for about two minutes and helped herself to a glass of their vodka before leaving the two couples.

Manqele was not pleased, the court heard.

"She was quite upset. She was shouting at him, saying how could he disrespect her like that and flirt with his ex-girlfriend in front of her," said Chauke.

He told the court Habedi tried to defuse the situation.

"He kept reassuring [her] she is exactly that, an ex. He also said how could he flirt with her when her boyfriend is there and he is also a friend," said Chauke.

The couple seemed to have cooled things down when Habedi took to the stage to perform.

After his performance, they continued dancing together. Trouble resumed when it was time to leave the club.

According to Chauke, Habedi called out to Manqele that it was time to leave.

A man, who had been speaking to Manqele and Chauke's girlfriend, became agitated and asked Habedi why he was taking the girls.

'You can't tell me what to do'

The situation was defused by another person and the two men and women walked out of the club.

"When we got to the parking lot, Sindi and the deceased were talking. Sindi was saying why is it okay for you to flirt with girls all night, but you have a problem when I talk to guys. You can't tell me what to do. You don't pay my bills," Chauke told the court.

He said the deceased was shocked by Manqele's comments and asked why she spoke to him in that manner in public.

Later that morning, Manqele stabbed Habedi in the chest as they argued at his home in Alexandra.

She claims to have been acting in self-defence.

One of the State witnesses has testified he heard the name Kea mentioned as the two argued in the bedroom.

The trial continues.

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