Flabba case: Sindisiwe Manqele labelled a liar

The musician’s family, friends and fans say he was not an abusive person.

FILE: The entrance to the bedroom where Flabba was stabbed at his house in Alexandra. His brother (in blue) standing outside. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Community members in Alexandra have dismissed claims made by rapper Nkululeko Habedi's girlfriend that he had attacked her on the morning she stabbed him to death.

Yesterday, Sindisiwe Manqele handed a medical certificate to the Alexandra Magistrates Court outlining her injuries in a bid to support her claim.

She's been granted R10,000 bail and the case will resume on 13 May.

Manqele told the court she acted in self-defence on the morning she killed her boyfriend at his home in Alex.

But the musician's friends and fans have labelled her a liar, saying Flabba as he was popularly known, was not an abusive person.

Tshegofatso Maleka says he was well-known for his caring nature.

"No. Flabba was someone so sweet, so soft. I'm hurt, deeply hurt."

The Habedi family walked out of court yesterday visibly disappointed with the decision to grant the 26-year-old bail.

Meanwhile, the state says it has enough evidence to prove that Habedi's girlfriend acted unlawfully on that morning, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

NPA spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi is adamant the state has a strong case.

He also welcomed the magistrate's decision to grant Manqele bail.

"The NPA is not disappointed. The NPA welcomes the decision. Bail is not punishment, there's still a trial ahead."

Mgobhozi says the issue now is whether she will be able to answer questions about her actions on the morning of 9 March.

Manqele has to report to the Midrand police station twice a week.

Habedi was laid to rest at the weekend.

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