- US singer, R Kelly appeared in the Federal Metropolitan Court earlier this week when the women who posted his bail appealed for the money to be given back
- Videos and pictures of R Kelly in court went viral and fans were shocked at how old, and rugged the singer looked
- The case against R Kelly has been set for 27 April next year
Snaps and a viral video of US singer, R Kelly in court have left social media shook – people can’t believe how rugged and singer looks.
R Kelly is currently being held at the Federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, US, on federal sex-crime charges. His next court date has been set for 27 April next year.
According to TshisaLive, among the charges the singer faces, are one for engaging in prostitution with a minor and another for soliciting a minor for sexual purposes. The 52-year-old hit-maker, faces four sets of state and federal sex-crimes charges but has denied the allegations.
R Kelly appeared in court this week when a woman, who posted R1.4m bail for him in February, appealed for the money to be returned to her. The judge however, denied the request.
Here’s a video courtesy of FOX 10 Phoenix of what happened at this week’s court hearing:
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Twitter users were really shocked at the R Kelly's appearance. It shows that prison is not treating him well.
Here are a few comments from tweeps regarding R Kelly's "hobo" look:
Meanwhile, back in Mzansi, Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that Zinhle Maditla has been handed four life sentences for the deaths of her children Minenhle, Blessing, Shaniqua and Ethen.
IOL reports that Judge Sheila Mphahlele had found no substantial circumstances to justify a reduced sentence for the Mpumalanga mother.
Maditla had claimed that her conscience had been battling to come to terms with what she had done, but Mphahlele noted that she failed to seek help for her offspring:
“Despite this realisation, she never asked for assistance, the least when the children started complaining of headaches. She claims that she was in the meantime tormented in her conscience, but she failed to seek help or report the matter.”
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