Flabba Murder Trial: 'I didn't mean to do it, I love you'

2015-09-09 13:53
The Flabba Murder Trial (Supplied)

Johannesburg - The murder trial of late hip hop star, Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi, continues in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon, as the court hears evidence from state witnesses.

The defence continued its cross examination of family friend, Thapelo Sello this morning before the state called its fourth witness, Flabba's brother, Tshepang Habedi.

Tshepang said that he last saw his brother in the afternoon prior to his death. He claims that he had retired early with his girlfriend and was woken from a deep sleep by his cousin, Luyanda, who told him Flabba had been injured.

When Tshepang entered the room, he says he found Flabba on the floor, with Sindi crying over the rapper's body, saying "I'm sorry I didn't mean to do it, I love you."  Sindi cried in court as details of her trying to resuscitate the rapper were given.

He claims that he was told by Sindi that she had stabbed his brother in the chest, and he took a shirt to try stop the bleeding. He says he then rushed out of the room to call paramedics and neighbours.

Tshepang says when the paramedics arrived, they told him that his brother was dead. Tshepang told the court that he had seen a kitchen knife in the room, but did not know how it got there. He also revelaed that Flabba had been seeing his ex “through the back door."

Later, the state calls its fifth witness, Nkululeko Chauke, a long time friend of Flabbas. Nkululeko went with Flabba and Sindi to The Sands (A popular Joburg night spot) on the night of the incident, and says an argument started between the pair when one of Flabba’s ex-girlfriends came to sit at their table.

The argument ended when Flabba had to perform, but reignited in the parking lot when the group was leaving and Flabba saw Sindi and Nkululeko’s girlfriend talking to two other men. Sindi apparently asked Flabba why it was okay for him to flirt and not her.

The rapper was killed on 9 March 2015, after being stabbed in the chest by his girlfriend, and murder-accused Sindi Manqele.

The trial continues.

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