The 31-year-old Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile maintains that his arrest will not stop him from fighting for the release of former president Jacob Zuma. Khanyile is facing five charges including incitement to commit violence, two for illegal gathering and two charges for not wearing a mask appeared in court for bail application.
During his bail hearing, the court was shown videos where the accused was addressing people on different occasions. He was allegedly encouraging them to support former president Zuma who is currently serving a 15-month jail term for contempt of court. The bail application has been postponed to the 31st of August. In a short interview just before court proceedings, Khanyile had this to say.
“Even if we are about to be hanged in the gallows we will say that in any platform we’ll say it he must be free because he was arrested in a thuggery manner. He was arrested in an undemocratic manner, that’s how he was arrested. So there is no intimidation, even if we were facing the gallows, we are sentenced to death, we will sustain that he must be free, so how we are approaching this matter we are strong, like a lion in the jungle, we are very strong, we are not moved by anything because we are innocent, our souls and consciousness is clean.” says Khanyile.
VIDEO: Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile case postponed till Thursday: