Sindisiwe Manqele: I just wanted to hurt him, not kill him
Sindisiwe Manqele says she stabbed Habedi so that she could free herself from his firm grip.
Sindisiwe Manqele is on trial in the High Court sitting in Randburg accused of intentionally killing Habedi at his home in Alexandra in March.
Although she has admitted to stabbing him, Manqele says she was protecting herself.
Manqele says she stabbed Habedi, so that she could free herself from his firm grip.
She says Habedi had a knife in his hand when he barged into his bedroom and was pacing around hurling insults at her.
Proceedings had to shortly adjourn twice after the murder accused broke down as she described her version of events.
As she gave testimony Habedi's friends and family members coughed and made other gestures indicating their unappreciation of how she was portraying him.
Today marks a third day of her evidence in chief.