The bail application of former radio DJ Ngizwe Mchunu has been postponed to Thursday at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
On Monday last week, Mchunu handed himself over to police after a warrant for his arrest was issued, for allegedly instigating violence during the unrest and looting that rocked KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng.
He is facing charges of inciting public violence and contravention of the Disaster Management Act.
Former radio Dj Ngizwe Mchunu appears in court, charged with incitement:
The former disk jockey will have to spend another night behind bars after his bail application was rolled over to Thursday. During Wednesday’s proceedings, the state opposed his bail application, stating that he is a flight risk and that he may evade his trial if released on bail.
The state also played several videos in court as part of the case, in an attempt to prove why Mchunu should be remanded in custody. The state says it’s clear that Mchunu was an instigator of the unrest that took place in KZN and Gauteng.
He is among those who were unhappy about the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma.
Meanwhile, a group of his supporters also gathered outside the court, singing and dancing, calling for his release.
Mchunu’s supporters speak up: