DJ's murder case to be heard in high court

Johannesburg - Radio presenter Donald Sebolai, accused of murdering his girlfriend, appeared briefly in the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto on Wednesday where the matter was postponed.

Magistrate Herman Badenhorst told Sebolai his case would be transferred to the high court.

"The matter will be tried at the high court. We first have to finalise investigations and once the director of public prosecutions sends me the docket, I will sign it and transfer it to the high court," he said.

Dressed in grey trousers and green jersey, Sebolai stood in the dock fiddling with his fingers as he listened to the magistrate. As he left the courtroom, he tossed a note to a woman in the gallery.

The woman declined to speak to the media outside the courtroom.

Sebolai is accused of stabbing his girlfriend Rachel Dolly Tshabalala at his flat in Jabulani, Soweto, on 29 June.

The Jozi FM DJ was arrested in Dube on 8 July.

The case was postponed to 25 September for further investigation.

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Ria Cook 2014/08/13 01:04:17 PM
I heard on the radio this morning he said that he killed her in self-defence - she attacked him first! Shame, poor man, he must have been terrified! Lol.
nona 2014/08/13 01:33:11 PM
He should get some tips from Oscar... who knows, it might just be possible that he thought Rachel was an intruder...
Brian Marumo 2014/08/13 02:33:19 PM
I do not have guts to kill a bird nor chicken... I will never understand how someone draws the strength of killing a person, let alone through stabbing.
Lebohang Molefe 2014/08/13 02:35:23 PM
This is like no information. What was the reason to move it to the high court? I'm sure the magistrate can still adjudicate from a magistrate court.
Selby Sello Rasoesoe 2014/08/13 03:11:23 PM
Transferring a case to the high court is usually on murder cases and robbery with aggravating circumstances. These cases often calls for severe sentences where in Magistrates do not have adequate jurisdiction.. Like sentencing a convict to life imprisonment. So the magistrate is preempting such sentence.
Selby Sello Rasoesoe 2014/08/13 03:12:41 PM
They can still transfer rape cases involving minors and also Gand related sexual attacks....commonly known as Gang rape
Jamill Ahmed 2014/08/13 03:56:49 PM
Self defence????? To much court drama watched
Phillip Lekalakala 2014/08/14 09:33:02 AM
By the way his surname (Sebolai) means the killer in Sesotho.