Sindisiwe Manqele testifies about the day Flabba died

Manqele is accused of killing Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi at his home in Alexandra in March.

FILE: Sindisiwe Manqele has applied for bail after allegedly killing her boyfriend Nkululeko Habedi. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The girlfriend of slain rapper Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi has begun revealing details of exactly what happened on the morning she stabbed him to death.

Sindisiwe Manqele has reiterated her earlier statement that tempers were high on the morning she stabbed and killed Habedi

Manqele began testifying in the High Court sitting in Randburg on Tuesday.

She's accused of killing Flabba at his home in Alexandra in March.

Her evidence in chief has taken more than a day.

Manqele has denied most evidence presented by the State and said she stabbed him in self-defence.

She says she and her musician boyfriend had been arguing while driving to his home in Alexandra from The Sands nightclub in Sandton.

Manqele says when they arrived home, she locked herself in the bedroom and tried to sleep.

But Manqele claims an aggressive Habedi knocked on the door and window, demanding to be let in, but she refused.


So far she has told the court that Flabba's jealousy and rage is what led to an altercation between the couple moments before his death.

Manqele said he was the aggressor on the night of his death and had become verbally abusive towards her after seeing her speaking to another man at a nightclub in Sandton, where he gave his last performance.

Last week however, friends of the musician testified that Manqele was upset when Flabba's ex-girlfriend known as 'Kea', joined them for drinks and had a brief conversation with her a former lover.