‘Flabba’s killer must rot in jail’

Outraged Alexandra residents protested outside the local Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Alexandra residents outside court shout “no bail” at a relative of woman accused of killing Flabba. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Residents in Alexandra voiced their outrage at the murder of hip hop star Nkululeko Habedi, known as ' Flabba', protesting at the first appearance of his alleged killer and mobbing one of her relatives outside court.

The woman accused of his murder, Sindisiwe Manqele appeared briefly in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

She is accused of stabbing the star to death at his home in Alexandra on Sunday night.

A group of angry residents chanted "no bail" as a relative of the accused left the court building.

Some of the protesters live in the same street as Habedi and said they arrived at court to demand justice.

"Somebody who kills doesn't deserve bail. She must rot in jail. She must learn a lesson."

Other residents said they wanted to support the murdered rapper's family.

"Everyone is angry because Flabba was a real musician. We all loved him."

Manqele is expected to apply for bail next week and protesters have threatened to return to court then.

WATCH: Alexandra vents its fury outside court over Flabba's murder.


Manqele appeared briefly in the dock with visible injuries which have not yet been explained.

The 26-year-old was arrested on Monday morning, shortly after the artist was stabbed in the heart. He died on the scene.

Manqele limped into the dock and spoke quietly to her lawyer before the matter began.

The case was immediately postponed for a bail application but proceeded to show the court her injuries.

She had stitches on her left wrist, a bruise on her left leg and a stab wound to her stomach.

The cause of her injuries has not yet been explained to the court and her lawyer has now asked that a private doctor be sent to examine her at the Sun City prison.