Flabba Habedi (Instagram)
Johannesburg - Convicted murderer Sindisiwe Manqele applied for leave to appeal her conviction and 12-year sentence for killing her rapper boyfriend Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi on Tuesday, 24 May and was denied.
Manqele stabbed Habedi in the chest in March last year at his Alexandra home after the two had a heated argument.
The row was over Habedi's ex-girlfriend, Kea, who had reportedly danced seductively in front of him at a Sandton nightclub just hours before the confrontation.
Manqele pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, saying she had acted in self-defence after Habedi had pinned her down, rubbed his saliva on her face and poked at her stomach with a knife as he accused her of seeking men who could provide better for her financially.
During the trial, under cross-examination by Prosecutor Paul Schutte, Manqele buckled under the pressure and told the court that she had intentionally stabbed the hip-hop musician.