JOHANNESBURG – Sindisiwe Manqele will find out on Wednesday how much time she will spend behind bars, proceedings are expected to begin in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge this morning. .
Today marks exactly a year since Habedi was found dead in his bedroom at his Alexandra home.
Manqele is out on bail after she was found guilty in November of killing her rapper boyfriend, Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi, exactly a year ago. She testified that she stabbed her rapper boyfriend in self defence, but the presiding judge dismissed her version of events, saying the amount of force she used to plunge a steak knife into his chest, showed intent to kill.
Acting judge Solly Sithole found that Manqele acted with premeditation when she stabbed Habedi.
The 26-year-old had argued that she was acting in self-defence.
Younger brother Tshepang Habedi, said it’s been a difficult 12 months.
“As a family we’re are trying to heal, even though we won’t heal fully because obviously we’re going to miss him.”
Murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years behind bars in South Africa.
Habedi said no amount of jail time will take away the pain the family feels.
“Whatever the outcomes, it doesn’t really matter actually because my brother won’t come back.”