Jealousy, violence was cause of Flabba & Manqele's 'dysfunctional relationship'

Judge Solly Sithole found Sindisiwe Manqele guilty of killing her rapper boyfriend in March.

Sindisiwe Manqele sits in the dock after being found guilty of murdering her rapper boyfriend Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi at his Alexandra home in March. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Jealousy and violence have been identified as the causes of a dysfunctional relationship between slain rapper Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi and his girlfriend Sindisiwe Manqele.

On Wednesday, the High Court sitting in Randburg found Manqele guilty of murder after she stabbed Habedi in the heart at his Alexandra home in March.

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Today, her lawyers are expected to bring a formal bail application before the court.

Judge Solly Sithole on Wednesday said there's no doubt that Manqele and Habedi were in love.

"It is quite clear from the evidence heard by the court that this case involves a love relationship between the accused the deceased in life."

But their relationship underwent a chain of events that now sees Manqele facing a jail term.

"Jealousy and personal violence between them, it's no wonder that this relationship was doomed to failure."

In his judgment, Sithole said Manqele's claim of self-defence can't be taken to be reasonably true as she acted with more force than necessary.