South Africa 11.7.2014 07:30 am

‘Killer’ DJ Case: Dolly’s husband shattered

FILE PICTURE: Donald Sebolai stands in front of police holding cells at the Jabulani Police Station in Soweto, 8 July 2014.  He was arrested earlier in the day for the murder of his girlfriend.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

FILE PICTURE: Donald Sebolai stands in front of police holding cells at the Jabulani Police Station in Soweto, 8 July 2014. He was arrested earlier in the day for the murder of his girlfriend. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The brutality in which popular Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai’s lover Rachel “Dolly” Tshabalala was allegedly murdered with has left her estranged husband shuttered.

Speaking to The Citizen yesterday, the soft-spoken husband, who requested not to be named to protect the identity of their seven-year-old daughter, said: “Too many things have been reported in the media and I do not want to go back to what happened.”

“I am still in mourning and I do not want to say much about what has been written,” he said as he requested not to go into details of how his wife of eight years was murdered on June 29.

In recognition of the marriage that still existed between Dolly and the father of her daughter, her in-laws were at the forefront of her funeral arrangements and mourners arrived in numbers at their home throughout the week leading up to her burial a week ago.

FILE PICTURE: Rachel Tshabalala's car on June 29, 2014 in Soweto, South Africa. Tshabalala was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend who is a popular Jozi FM DJ. It is alleged that the suspect stabbed his girlfriend then used her car to get away from the scene. Police recovered a knife, blood stained clothes and a towel in a plastic bag from the car. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mohau Mofokeng)

FILE PICTURE: Rachel Tshabalala’s car on June 29, 2014 in Soweto, South Africa. Tshabalala was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend who is a popular Jozi FM DJ. It is alleged that the suspect stabbed his girlfriend then used her car to get away from the scene. Police recovered a knife, blood stained clothes and a towel in a plastic bag from the car. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mohau Mofokeng)

The husband, who last saw his estranged wife a day before she was killed, was among the first people to arrive at a flat in Jabulani, Soweto, where she was found brutally stabbed to death, allegedly by her new boyfriend Sebolai. The DJ allegedly fled in her vehicle, which was later found abandoned several kilometers from the crime scene in Central Western Jabavu. Sebolai was arrested on Tuesday in Dube, near the Jozi FM studios, following a community tip-off. He had been on the run for nine days – which saw police also offer a R50 000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

FILE PICTURE: Friends and family of a popular Jozi FM DJ  Donald Sebolai gathered at YWCA in Soweto, Johannesburg, 3 July 2014, to pray for both familes, one of the murderer and the deceased and urging him to hand himself over. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

FILE PICTURE: Friends and family of a popular Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai gathered at YWCA in Soweto, Johannesburg, 3 July 2014, to pray for both familes, one of the murderer and the deceased and urging him to hand himself over. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The DJ, popularly known as “Donald Duck”, appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court yesterday where his case was postponed to Wednesday for further investigation.

He used to present a weekday radio show designed to inspire women, with a particular gospel feature on Thursdays.

– Tshabalala’s husband believes she was killed as they were reconciling. Want to know more? Get your copy of The Citizen at your nearest news agent or buy a copy of our e-edition online.

 

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