The ex-girlfriend of South African rapper Nkululeko Habedi, known as Flabba, has been sentenced to 12 years for his murder. Judge Solly Sithole ordered that Sindisiwe Manqele should not be granted parole until she had served at least two thirds of the sentence, which is eight years.
There was a collective gasp from the gallery when the sentence was announced in a High Court in Johannesburg. Manqele, whose head was covered in a red scarf, looked on stony faced.
She is however appealing the sentence and is currently applying to extend her bail while pending the outcome of the appeal.
Flabba was a member of Skwatta Kamp, considered the pioneers of South African hip hop. He died a year ago after a heated row with Manqele.
Prosecutors say she was jealous of seeing him talking to an ex-lover and stabbed him through the chest. She said she acted in self-defence.