The verdict is in: #FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile found guilty

The verdict is in: #FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile found guilty

On Monday, the Durban Regional Court found #FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile guilty on several charges.

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In a case that stretched from his arrest on 27 September 2016, Khanyile has finally received his verdict, and the court found him guilty on charges of public violence‚ refusing to adhere to police instructions and being in possession of a dangerous weapon at the time, The Sowetan reported.

Khanyile was identified as the leader of the #FeesMustFall protests two-years-ago. learned upon his arrest, Khanyile was initially charged with 11 crimes, however, after admitting to three of them, the rest were dropped.

The verdict is in: #FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile found guilty

Khanyile in court. Photo credit: TimesLIVE

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The Durban University of Technology student admitted to using a slingshot to shoot rocks at police, disturbing public peace and refusing to comply with law enforcement officers' requests.

The admission led to a guilty verdict on Monday, 13 August, since the court had enough evidence to reach the decision.

According to reports, Khanyile is expected to return to court on 16 October to receive his sentencing.

During the trial, the popular activist had the unwavering support of the Economic Freedom Fighters' Student Commands.

The red berets have been backing Khanyile since his arrest, which led to #FreeBonginkosiKhanile trending on social media platforms.

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