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.
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.
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.
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