Tshabalala’s mother: Please sentence Sebolai soon
Sentencing proceedings of the convicted murderer DJ Donald Sebolai were today postponed to February 2016.
JOHANNESBURG - As the Dolly Tshabalala murder case looks set to drag into 2016, the mother of the young Soweto woman has pleaded with the courts to sentence her killer as soon as possible.
Pre-sentencing proceedings got under way in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court today.
A visibly distraught and emotional Elizabeth Marawa again broke down on the stand today as she testified about how her daughter's death was taking an enormous emotional toll on her and left her unable to sleep.
Speaking through an interpreter, Marawa told the court she now attended counselling on a monthly basis.
"I miss and want to talk to my daughter. I go to the graveyard to speak to her, but he's still alive. Every time I come to this court, I get even more upset."
Sentencing proceedings were today postponed to February next year because the defence has not yet finalised its mitigation argument.
As a result, Sebolai will remain in custody over the festive season.