Deceased’s mother testifies in DJ Donald murder case

FILE PICTURE: Murder-accused Jozi FM DJ, Donald Sebolai. Picture: Alaister Russell

Dikeledi Marawa, mother to the late Dolly Tshabalala who was allegedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend and former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai could not hide her emotions during her second day of cross-examination at the Johannesburg high court sitting in Palm Ridge on Tuesday.

While wiping her tears, Marawa reiterated that the first time she met Sebolai was during the month of June last year, when the accused arrived at her house, knocking hard on her door.

“My daughter who was also asleep at the time, was woken up by the hard knocking on the door and I also woke up after hearing voices and when I arrived at the door, I found that Donald had spilled milk all over Dolly as well as on the floor,” she said.

When asked by the defence team what made her to remember that moment vividly, Mofokeng replied: “He (the accused) knocked hard on my door in the early hours of the morning….and he spilled milk all over Dolly.

“Dolly told me that he had spilled milk on her.”

She said after a while when she went back inside the house, she heard her daughter’s voice saying to the accused “You can kill me if you want”.

“I asked Dolly, if she really calls this thing a man, who splashed milk all over her. Not even my son in law would do what Donald did.

“I also asked Donald if he was aware that Dolly was married even though she and her husband had separated, but he didn’t say anything,” Marawa added.

The case will continue tomorrow.

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