Flabba’s girlfriend granted bail

Sindisiwe Manqele handed in a medical certificate to support her claim of self-defence.

FILE: Sindisiwe Manqele's lawyer has argued she’s not a flight risk. Picture: Instagram/keflabba.

JOHANNESBURG - The girlfriend of slain rapper Nkululeko Flabba Habedi has been granted bail in the Alexandra Magistrates Court.

Sindisiwe Manqele says she was defending herself against an attack when she stabbed Flabba last week.

The woman claims she acted in self-defence.

Her lawyer also argued she's not a flight risk.

In her affidavit, Manqele claims she believed her life was in danger and had to defend herself against Habedi, who was brutally attacking her.

She has handed in a medical certificate to support her claims.

As she sat quietly in the dock, her attorney Amanda Vilakazi read out the medical certificate to the court which states that she has minor injuries on her upper body.

The attorney told the court Manqele is a suitable candidate for bail as she's not a flight risk and will not interfere with any witnesses.

Manqele also confirmed that her family has received death threats.

In her previous appearance she had visible injuries which were unexplained.

She also proceeded to show the court her injuries, which were stitches on her left wrist, a bruise on her left leg and a stab wound to her stomach.

Her lawyer had asked that a private doctor be sent to examine her at the Johannesburg Prison.


Friends and family of the rapper paid their final respects to the musician yesterday at the Alexandra Stadium.

The ceremony was attended by members of the music industry, his fans and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau.

Picture: A local artist painting a portrait of Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi on the day of his funeral.

Mourners filled the stadium to say their final goodbyes, with fans saying they're attended his funeral, to celebrate his life.

Young Alexandra residents say Flabba was an inspiration to many of them, adding that to them, he was not a celebrity but a brother.

Young locals say what they remember most about him was his creativity.

Watch: Family, friends and Alexandra residents bid a final farewell to murdered hip-hop star.