Ngizwe Mchunu's wife Lindi Khuzwayo wept uncontrollably in the Randburg Magistrate's Court when it was announced the Mchunu's was remanded into custody until his next bail hearing.
Magistrate Hleziphi Mkhasibe said that Mchunu's bail hearing was adjourned until 28 July, according to a report by Daily Sun.
"Mr Mchunu, your matter is postponed to 28 July for your bail application. You are in custody, no bail and you are to be kept at Joburg Central," said Mkhasibe.
Mchunu's wife broke down and had to be removed from the court by a family member after realising that her husband would be in jail for at least another seven days.
Mchunu's legal representative Bongikonsi Khanyile stated that he was worried that Mchunu would not get the justice he deserves. Khanyile believes that Mchunu is not guilty and is merely a scapegoat.
Khanyile also claims that his client is unemployed.
According to eNCA, the National Prosecuting Authority stated that Mchunu was a flight risk and therefore denied bail. The NPA argued that Mchunu has access to a private jet which he used to travel between KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng during the riots.
Mchunu is accused of being one of the instigators of the violent protests that took place in the past. The NPA says he held state of the address styled meetings in which he demanded that former president Jacob Zuma be released from prison or all hell would break loose.
Ngizwe Mchunu’s legal team pleads for assistance, SA tells them to “Ask Duduzane”
Briefly News previously reported that a call for supporters to assist with the legal costs of former Ukhozi FM DJ Ngizwe Mchunu has had mixed reactions on social media.
Heading online, Mchunu's legal team made the call in a lengthy social media post. They also reassured supporters that their client was looking well and in good spirits.
Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions to the post. While some stand firmly behind Mchunu, others questioned what he was doing encouraging the protests in the first place.
Check out some of the comments below:
Tendani Ngwana said:
"The owner of the private jet who flew him from JHB to KZN and transported him with his G Wagon must pay his legal bills. Thina we are broke."
Thembinkosi Ngcobo said:
"UNgizwe knew very well what he was getting into. He must learn to respect the law. People must not turn this country into a banana republic."
Buyie Okavico Cele said:
"You hear others arrested for supporting Msholozi. You have money so we can connect you with Duduzani and Duduzile Zuma qha." Zukiswa Jacobs Khoza said: "Contribution so soon? Uphi u Duduzane Zuma."
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Source: Briefly News