Media restricted at Flabba murder-accused's case

2015-03-16 15:24
Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

Nkululeko Habedi, aka Flabba. (Facebook)

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Flabba's girlfriend's wounds can't all be self-inflicted - magistrate

2015-03-16 14:49

The magistrate overseeing the murder case of Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi said the accused's wounds were too extensive for them all to be self-inflicted. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - Media coverage of the bail hearing of Sindisiwe Manqele, accused of killing hip hop star Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi, was hampered by restrictions at the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

Reporters and members of the public assembled in the gallery were instructed by the commanding police officer at the court to not use their phones during proceedings.

However, unperturbed, several journalists tweeted during proceedings.

Photographers were told that no photos of the magistrate or Manqele could be taken during proceedings, while broadcasters were instructed to not film during proceedings.

Magistrate Gideon Schnetler granted Manqele R10 000 bail and said she would have to comply with several conditions as part of her bail.

These included reporting to the Midrand police station every Wednesday and Friday, and informing the investigating officer if she left Gauteng.

The matter was then postponed to 13 May for further investigation.

Habedi, a member of hip hop group Skwatta Kamp, was stabbed to death at his home early last Monday morning, allegedly by Manqele, his girlfriend.

Police said they were called to Habedi's Alexandra home at 04:00, where the 38-year-old musician was killed.

Her lawyer submitted an affidavit on her behalf saying it was self-defence.

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