Rachel “Dolly” Tshabalala, 32, was found stabbed to death on Sunday in a flat she shared with Donald Sebolai, popularly known to his fans as Donald Duck, in Jabulani.
The Jozi FM DJ was last seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle which was found abandoned in Central Western Jabavu late on Sunday.
One of Tshabalala’s relatives, who did not wish to be named, yesterday told The Citizen that a memorial service will be held from 1pm at Wits University’s East Campus, Braamfontein.
Meanwhile, Jozi FM CEO Mpho Mhlongo confirmed that the station will also host a public prayer meeting at YMCA in Dube from noon following the tragedy that left its staff and the Soweto community in shock and disbelief. Sebolai, who is now a murder suspect, had presented a weekday show that spoke out against abuse of women and children.
As news of Tshabalala’s murder spread, it also emerged that she was, at the time of her affair with Sebolai, estranged from her husband who has been among those at the forefront of preparations for her funeral.
Mourners have flocked to her husband’s home in Dlamini since Sunday afternoon. Tshabalala’s mother and Sebolai’s mother were also spotted at the home. However, the families have opted to refrain from giving media interviews on the tragedy.
Sebolai’s former colleague at North West FM, Patrick Maloyi, also known as “Pat Cash”, who has described him as the “abusive, delusional and lying Donald Sebolai” after he allegedly threatened to kill him, told The Citizen yesterday that the DJ has been spotted in Rustenburg, North West.
“He apparently spent a night on a bench at a petrol station, but the people there did not know what he had done until the newspapers were delivered – and he was gone.
“He has also been seen near our building (North West FM offices) and all this information has been shared with the police,” he said.
Soweto police’s Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said investigators were following the leads.
A R50 000 reward has also been offered to anyone with information that may lead to Sebolai’s arrest.