Sentencing proceedings to resume for Sindisiwe Manqele

Manqele was found guilty of stabbing Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi at his home in Alexandra.

Convicted killer Sindisiwe Manqele sits in the dock during her sentencing at the High Court in Palm Ridge. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Sentencing proceedings will continue in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge this morning in the trial of the woman who murdered local rapper Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi.

Sindisiwe Manqele was found guilty of stabbing the musician at his home in Alexandra on 9 March 2015.

The defence concluded its argument in mitigation of sentence calling a clinical psychologist, criminologist and Manqele's parole officer to take the stand.

All three defence witnesses have showed support for Manqele, recommending correctional supervision and not jail time.

Criminologist Zain Halle told the court Manqele is a perfect candidate for this type of punishment.

"While Ms Manqele deserves to be punished for her actions, it is also in the best interest of society that beyond punishment, there is an opportunity to once again become a member of society."

It's not clear whether Judge Solly Mathole will hand down the sentence today, as he might opt for a postponement to consider both mitigation and aggravation arguments.