Following her release from jail, Sindisiwe Manqele the person convicted of killing her boyfriend Nkululeko Habedi aka Flabba was extended an olive branch by another ex-offender.
The 32-year-old woman was given parole in May after serving six years in prison for Flabba’s death.
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This comes after she savagely stabbed him to death in 2015.
Themba Lukhele, often known as “Skeem GP,” a former criminal who now gives motivational speeches, has now promised to support her.
Gayton McKenzie, the mayor of the Central Karoo District, had earlier volunteered his support.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Skeem GP disclosed that after Sindiswe was released from prison, he took her under his wing.
Through Skeem’s organization, which provides motivating speeches to communities and schools, the two had been cooperating.
Additionally, Skeem GP had a meeting with the Flabba family. According to Drum magazine, Skeem GP was sentenced for robbery, kidnapping, impersonating a police officer, and malicious property damage.
He said: “The family has shown love to her and wants her to be a part of society. We have been attending some events where we go and teach people about prison”.
Skeemp GP was given a seven-year prison term. He was incarcerated for three and a half years before serving the remaining time on parole.
Speaking on why Sindisiwe and other ex-offenders should be reintegrated into society, Skeem GP said: “Forgiveness is everything and I believe people deserve a second chance”.
Gayton McKenzie, the freshly elected mayor of the Central Karoo District, tweeted his support for Sindisiwe Manqele after she was granted parole.
He posted alongside a picture of her: “I know that stigma will become your new shadow Sindisiwe Manqele. God forgave you, the family of Flabba graciously forgave you, you served your time. It’s going to be harder to forgive yourself at times. [Kenny Kunene] and I will help you rebuild your life whenever you are ready”.
The politician and motivational speaker from Bloemfontein has talked extensively about his criminal past, which included armed robbery and membership in the infamous “Numbers” gang.
Gayton McKenzie and Kenny Kunene, a prisoner for theft and fraud, became close friends while they were both inside.
In 2002, the two took part in a shocking jail exposé in Grootvlei, which resulted in his early release.