An Ex-girlfriend Of Late South African Rapper Flabba Has Pleaded Not Guilty To The Star's Murder Amid Allegations She Acted In Self-defence.
Flabba, real name Nkululeko Habedi, was stabbed to death at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, in March (15) and the 38 year old's former partner, Sindisiwe Manqele, was arrested over the incident.
The case headed to trial at Randburg High Court on Monday (07Sep15), when prosecutors called on the popular Skwatta Kamp bandmember's cousin and housemate, Luyanda Sulupa, to testify.
Recalling the night of Flabba's death, Sulupa claimed he heard his relative and Mangele arguing, before she ran out of the bedroom crying and asking for help.
He told the court, "She (Manqele) saw me and screamed my name out and said I must help her. She was screaming and crying... for help... I sheltered her, thinking Flabba would come out; he didn't. I asked, 'What must I help you with?' and (Manqele) said, 'I stabbed your brother (sic)'. I walked in and found (Habedi) lying on the floor."
Manqele, who is free on bail, maintains she stabbed Flabba after he attacked her, allegedly leaving her with wounds to her stomach and wrists, but authorities believe the injuries were self-inflicted.
The trial continues.
Skwatta Kamp rose to fame in 2001 with their debut album Skwatta Kampain.