Judgment in Donald Sebolai murder case postponed

Sebolai is facing a murder charge for stabbing his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala to death last year.

Murder Accused, Donald Sebolai, standing outside court after judgement into his murder trial was postponed on 6 October 2015. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Judgment has been postponed in the murder trial of former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai, with the judge saying he needs more time to consider the case.

Sebolai, popularly known as DJ Donald Duck, allegedly stabbed Dolly Tshabalala to death in Soweto in June last year.

He argued that he was defending himself.

Sebolai appeared relieved moments after judgment was postponed while being encircled by photographers taking photographs outside court.

Emotions ran high with Tshabalala's support group, including her mother, attending court today.

Her sister in law, Gloria Khoza, says they are disappointed about the postponement.

"We were really hoping that it will be over and we hope that on Monday the matter will be closed and we'll all have a closure on the matter."

Meanwhile, Sebolai has pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend.

He claimed he and Tshabalala had an argument and he was trying to disarm her when she was stabbed.

Police say Sebolai confessed in a phone call to a friend to killing the 32-year-old.

The DJ was on the run for over a week after he fled with Tshabalala's car shortly after the attack.

He also faces charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice.

The trial has been adjourned until tomorrow.

Sebolai will now learn his fate on Monday.