That’s what went down at the conclusion trial of Donald Sebolai (38), who has been sentenced to 20 years’ for the murder of girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala.
The former Jozi FM DJ, was sentenced at the packed to raptures South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, by Judge Cassim Moosa, today.
Sebolai was also found guilty of attempting to defeat the ends of justice for tampering with the crime scene by mopping up Tshabalala’s blood on the floor. He was acquitted of a motor vehicle theft charge.
Moosa said this and the fact that he had failed to get Tshabalala medical attention after the stabbing showed that he intended to kill her.
Moosa said he believed it was appropriate to give Sebolai a sentence higher than the prescribed minimum of 15 years.
“It is clear from the evidence that it was a senseless killing of the deceased by the accused,” Moosa said.
The Jozi FM DJ had admitted during the court proceedings‚ before Judge Cassim Moosa in the ‚ that he believes it’s okay to slap a woman for refusing to listen to him‚ but claimed he is not a violent man.
The visibly shaken but relieved family of Dolly said he deserved it.
“Justice has prevailed that’s all we could say,” said a member of relative.