- After handing himself over to the police former Ukhozi presenter Ngizwe Mchunu was seen leaving the Durban SAPS headquarters in handcuffs
- He had handed himself over to the authorities after they began looking for him in connection with violent protests that swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng
- Mchunu is being taken to Gauteng to face charges before the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday
Jacob Zuma supporter Ngizwe Mchunu left the Durban police headquarters in handcuffs today after handing himself in.
The former Ukhozi presenter is being taken to Gauteng to face charges. The police have not revealed what he is being charged with.
Calling for the release of Jacob Zuma
He had taken to social media earlier to explain that he was being sought by the police in connection with the violent protest that swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week.
According to TimesLIVE, Mchunu had demanded the release of former president Jacob Zuma. Zuma had been taken into custody in Estcourt in compliance with the Constitutional Court order after he was found to be in contempt of court.
Open warrant of arrest against Mchunu
News24 reported that Mchunu has an open warrant against him in Randburg relating to an old apartheid law about public gatherings, the Righteous Assemblies Act. His lawyers said that they would challenge the charges.
His lawyer Vusi Khathi has aid that Mchunu knew that the police were looking for him and in order to avoid being arrested he handed himself over. He will appear before the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
DJ Ngizwe Mchunu hands himself over to police following KZN violence
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Former Ukhozi FM DJ and commentator Ngizwe Mchunu is expected to hand himself over to police officers outside the Durban Central police station today.
Mchunu made a public announcement on social media on Saturday that he would be handing himself over to police following allegations that he is one of those implicated in the protests, destruction and looting in KwaZulu-Natal.
Former SSA intelligence official Thulani Dlomo denies being an instigator
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that after multiple reports by news outlets alleging that former State Security Agency intelligence officer Thulani Dlomo was identified as one of the 12 instigators of the violent protests that led to looting and destruction of infrastructure in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, Dlomo denies all involvement.
News24 broke the news that three reliable and well-placed sources confirmed to the publication that Dlomo's name was handed over to the police for investigation earlier this week.
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Source: Briefly News