Flabba's killer granted bail shortly after being sentenced

After being convicted of murder, Manqele applied for bail and was granted it.

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 - Sindisiwe Manqele has been granted bail of R15,000, despite being sentenced to 12 years in prison, for the murder of her rapper boyfriend Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi.

This is in addition to the R10,000 bail initially granted to her in December.

The 26-year-old Kempton Park woman's legal team applied for bail immediately after she was sentenced.

WATCH: Manqele handed 12 years for Flabba's murder.

She stabbed Habedi to death during an argument at his Alexandra home a year ago.

After being convicted of murder, Manqele applied for bail and was granted it.

She was convicted of exceeding the limits of self-defence.

Today, after she heard that she would spend at least eight years behind bars, her counsel then applied for extended bail pending leave to appeal - with the total now R25,000.

Judge Solly Sithole agreed and granted her bail.

WATCH: Sindisiwe Manqele found guilty of murdering 'Flabba'.

Manqele's lawyers motivated this by telling the court that she had never violated her bail conditions and she is not a flight risk.

The judge has told the defence that they have until 12 April to draft leave to appeal both the conviction and sentence.

JUDGE CITES MERCY FOR 12 YEAR SENTENCE

The judge has cited mercy as the reason why he deviated from the minimum sentence of 15 years for a murder conviction.

Sithole says mercy is a part of the law and made this a reason for his decision to sentence Manqele to 12 years in jail.

But state prosecutor, Paul Schutte, who told the court a medium term sentence would be sufficient says Manqele has never taken responsibility for her actions.