Flabba Murder Trial: Cops take the stand

2015-09-18 12:45
The Flabba Murder Trial (Supplied)

Johannesburg - The Randburg Magistrates court today heard testimony from murder accused, Sindisiwe Manqele's taxi driver as well as police offers.

Khumbulani Ncube was the first person to take the stand. The taxi driver detailed how Sindi called him on the night in question, asking to be picked up. He says he called her three times when he arrived, but she didn't pick up. He waited for about half an hour, and on his fourth attempt to call her, she picked up saying that she had already left.

He disputed her testimony that he called her for directions, saying he knew where The Sands was.

Paul Monene, a Alexandra police offer then took to the stand. He detailed how she was brought to the police station at around 6am and saw that her hand was injured. He instructed a colleague to take her to the clinic to get medical attention and did not notice any other injuries to her body. 

Constable Godfrey Molebetsi then took to the stand, explaining that he arrived at the scene of the crime in the early hours of the morning. He says when he arrived at the house, Flabba's body was covered with a blanket and Sindi was next to him crying. He also testified that he saw no injuries or bleeding on her body.

Court has been postponed to 16 October, where the defence team will call more witnesses. Sindisiwe stands accused of murdering her boyfriend, Flabba Habedi. She claims that she acted in self-defence. 

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