Sebolai charged with premeditated murder

The case has been postponed until 16 July for further investigation.

Donald Sebolai, known as DJ Donald Duck, arrives under police guard at the Protea Magistrates Court in Soweto on 10 July 2014 ahead of his appearance in connection with the murder of his girlfriend. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - A former Jozi FM DJ accused of killing his girlfriend in Soweto has officially been charged with premeditated murder.

Donald Sebolai, who is popularly known as 'DJ Donald Duck', appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court for the first time today where the matter was postponed until 16 July for further investigation.

Sebolai, who presented a popular weekday mid-morning chat show focusing on the empowerment of women, is accused of killing Dolly Tshabalala in her flat in Jabulani and was arrested on Tuesday in Dube, Soweto on Tuesday after being on the run for over a week.

Wearing a brown jacket and jeans, Sebolai was escorted inside the court by police.

He appeared nervous in the dock and fiddled with his hands as he was formally charged.

Magistrate Herman Badenhorst told the 37-year-old that he is facing a charge of premeditated murder and can apply for a formal bail application.

Tshabalala's family attended today's proceedings and said they're satisfied that her alleged killer will finally face justice.

Sebolai will remain in police custody until his next court appearance.


Eyewitness News revealed earlier today that a post-mortem conducted on the 32-year-old mother of one confirms she died after being stabbed with force in her genitals.

Tshabalala's family has described the actions of her alleged killer as barbaric, adding the manner in which she died has left them traumatised.

Family spokesperson Aubrey Tshabalala as they prepare to face her alleged killer for the first time in court today, they hope justice will be done.

The family says Tshabalala's death has once again highlighted the scourge of women abuse in the country.

The post-mortem results are expected to be revealed in court as the case progresses.