Flabba’s murderer released on parole

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The Department of Correctional Services confirmed on Tuesday that Sindisiwe Manqele has been placed on parole, effectively from May 2022. She was sentenced to 12 years for the murder of her musician Boyfriend Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi in 2015.

In a statement, the Department said the decision was taken by the Correctional Supervisor and Parole Board (CSPB) having assessed Manqele’s profile as submitted by the Case Management Committee and other material presented for parole consideration.

“Manqele takes responsibility for the offence she committed and is remorseful about it. She completed all the identified programmes as per her Correctional Sentence Plan and participated in the Victim-Offender Dialogue in 2018”.

Correctional Services reiterated that parole placement is not the end of the sentence as Manqele will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community correction. “Her sentence expires on 23 May 2028.

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