Fees Must Fall activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile, has been granted bail of R5 000 by the Durban Magistrate’s Court.
Khanyile is charged with inciting public violence, holding an illegal gathering and not wearing a face mask while in public.
All charges relate to the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The case has been postponed to September 23.
Magistrate Vincent Hlatshwayo handed down judgment on Tuesday.
“Bail is granted in the amount of R5000. The conditions attached are once bail has been paid the applicant will be released but he must attend this matter until it is finalised. He must report to Hillbrow Police Station twice a week. A further condition is that he has to suspend and or not use his Twitter account for the duration of this matter. The accused is warned that should he breach any of these conditions, the State has the right to bring his application to have his bail cancelled and that he be kept in prison until the matter is finalised.”
Bonginkosi Khanyile granted R5 000 bail
The widespread violence and looting claimed over 350 lives in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
At the last appearance, the court was shown videos showing Khanyile addressing people saying they should support former President Jacob Zuma who had been arrested in an undemocratic manner.
It is believed that the footage was posted on social media during the unrest.
— Jayed-Leigh Paulse (@JayedLeigh) September 7, 2021