Medical file in Flabba case goes missing

2015-09-14 14:27
Sindisiwe Manqele sits with her face in court. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Sindisiwe Manqele sits with her face in court. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Johannesburg - The medical file of the alleged killer of Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi has gone missing from the Alexandra Clinic, the High Court sitting in Randburg heard on Monday.

Investigating officer Constable Seila Shadrack Malaka said he had gone to the clinic searching for Sindisiwe Manqele's file on two occasions, but it could not be located.

Malaka said he had wanted to see the file after he learnt that Manqele had received medical treatment at the facility.

The file could play an integral role in the case as it could highlight injuries Manqele claimed to have sustained at Habedi's hands.

Manqele is on trial for Habedi's murder after she stabbed him in the heart on March 9 at his Alexandra home.

She has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, alleging that she stabbed him in self-defence.

Malaka told the court that he had interviewed Manqele shortly after the incident.

She told him she had sustained injuries to her left wrist after she tried to commit suicide when she realised Habedi was dead.

She also complained of pains to her abdomen, alleging she had been pushed by Habedi.

From what Malaka has told the court thus far, Manqele did not inform him of a stab wound she suffered close to her naval area.

She allegedly received stitches for the cut at the local clinic.

The trial continues.

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