DJ Donald's sentencing postponed to February

2015-11-25 15:00
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Johannesburg - The sentencing procedure for former Jozi FM DJ, Donald Sebolai has been postponed to the 10th of February.

The decision was made by judge Cassim Moosa in the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday afternoon.

In an emotional day in court, the state called on professor Rachel Jewkes, of the Gender and Health Research Unit at the SA Medical Research Council, to read through a lengthy research document on partner abuse, with the hope of advocating for a harsher sentence to be imposed on Donald.

DJ Donald, through his defence, apologised to Dolly’s mother after a statement she wrote was read in court. An emotional Elizabeth Marawa rejected the apology, saying Donald should have apologised before.

Last month Judge Cassim found Donald guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Dolly Tshabalala in their Soweto flat in 2014. In handing down judgement, the court found that Donald’s version of events were "false beyond reasonable doubt" and that he had not stabbed Dolly in self-defence as he had claimed.