Bonginkosi Khanyile locked outside Union Building as he seeks Presidential clemency

Bonginkosi Khanyile locked outside Union Building as he seeks Presidential clemency

- #FeesMust Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been locked out of Union Building as he arrived with a fellow "comrade" and his mother.

- The student who has been convicted and yet to be sentenced arrived carrying his mattress and he hopes to sleep outside Union building until his plea for clemency is heard.

- The political activist is understood to be carrying a petition in which he canvasses for support for convicted and jailed students of the fees must fall movement

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Bonginkosi Khanyile of the Fees must fall movement arrived at Union Building where he hopes to present a petition and a personal plea to President Cyril Ramaphosa for a presidential pardon. The student who traveled from Durban to the capital to ask for clemency from the President, has been convicted of charges of public violence‚ failing to comply with a police instruction and possession of a dangerous weapon at the Durban Regional Court.

Bonginkosi Khanyile locked outside Union Building as he seeks Presidential clemency

Clashes with the police during the #FeesMustFall protests in 2016

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The locked out Bonginkosi Khanyile could not access the grounds of the Union Building were he hoped to set up camp until his plea was responded to. Briefly.co.za gathered that President Ramaphosa is in the country and Khanyile who arrived hours ago received a response from the Presidency advising him to direct his efforts to the Department of Justice as the President cannot interfere with decisions of the National Prosecuting Authority.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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