Johannesburg - Killing his girlfriend was a mistake.
That’s what former DJ Donald Sebolai said in his statement to investigating officer Constable Oupa Isaac Kubheka.
“I did not intend to stab Dolly… It was a mistake,” he said.
On Tuesday, the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge heard that Sebolai’s first words after Kubheka told him he was taking his statement and charging him for murder were: “I hate women.”
Sebolai is accused of killing his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala.
He also faces charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice.
Sebolai has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The investigating officer told the court that Sebolai was “very co-operative. He wanted to tell me his version. He never hesitated”.
He said there were marks on Sebolai’s fingers on his right hand, and that Sebolai had told him that Tshabalala had caused the injuries.
Kubheka said Sebolai had told him that he and Tshabalala had an argument during which she had grabbed a knife. He managed to take it from her and toss it aside but then she grabbed another one. Tshabalala was stabbed while he was trying to wrestle it from her.
Kubheka told the court that the accused didn’t show any remorse and that he wasn’t under the influence of alcohol or in shock when he made his statement.
He said the media had arrived at Jabulani police station shortly after Sebolai was arrested, and that the DJ had joked and laughed with the journalists.
He said he had arrested Sebolai after using informers and following up many leads.
A reward of R50 000 had been offered for Sebolai’s arrest.
The trial continues.