'Killer DJ' decides on bail

Donald Sebolai was formally charged with premeditated murder yesterday.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai is expected to tell the Protea Magistrates Court next week if he intends applying for bail.

Sebolai, popularly known as DJ Donald Duck, was formally charged with premeditated murder yesterday in the Protea Magistrates Court.

Sebolai is accused of killing Dolly Tshabalala in her flat in Jabulani and was arrested on Tuesday in Dube after being on the run for over a week.

Magistrate Herman Badenhorst told Sebolai he faces serious charges and may have to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Sobolai entered the court, avoiding eye contact with those seated in the public gallery including Tshabalala's family.

Family spokesperson Aubrey Tshabalala described how he felt when he came face to face with the former Jozi FM DJ for the first time in court.

"It brings all that emotional attachment. You feel pain when you see the person who allegedly did this."

The case was postponed until 16 July for further investigation.

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


Eyewitness News yesterday revealed the brutal manner in which the 32-year old mother of one was murdered.

A post-mortem confirmed she had 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 had left them traumatised.

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.