Lawyers fight for Flabba's murderer to spend one more night at home

2015-12-09 17:47
(Mpho Raborife, News24)

(Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Johannesburg - Murderer Sindisiwe Manqele's legal representatives fought tooth and nail to keep her out of jail on Wednesday night.

The 26-year-old was earlier found guilty of the murder of her boyfriend, Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi.

Judge Solly Sithole rejected her version that she acted in self-defence when she stabbed Habedi in the heart on March 9 at his Alexandra home.

The couple had been involved in an argument about Habedi's ex-girlfriend, Keabetswe.

After she was convicted, Manqele leaned forward and wept in the dock, covering her face with a head scarf as her lawyers pleaded for her to be allowed to spend one more night at home.

Habedi's mother left the court in tears on Wednesday morning. Following behind her was Habedi's daughter who had earlier asked whether Manqele was crying after receiving the guilty verdict.

Manqele's mother later returned to the courtroom.

The matter continues.

Read more on:    sindisiwe manqele  |  nkululeko habedi  |  johannesburg  |  crime

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