Former Ukhozi FM DJ Ngizwe Mchunu maintains that the charges against him are frivolous. Mchunu is alleged to be one of the July unrest instigators.
The former Ukhozi FM radio personality has been charged with inciting violence during the unrest in 2021.
He made a brief appearance at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court North of Johannesburg, where his trial was set to start. The trial has been postponed to the fifth of December as the main witness is currently testifying in another matter in the high court.
While burning incense and singing traditional songs outside court, Ngizwe Mchunu was accompanied by an entourage all dressed in traditional Zulu regalia.
Mchunu maintains the charges against him are frivolous and all he was doing was expressing himself following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma.
Mchunu faces charges of inciting public violence and breaching the Disaster Management Act.
#NgizweMchunu became emotional and asked to address the court when the state asked for a postponement of the case as the complainant is not available and is testifying in another matter. Mchunu says the delay is deliberate. Trial will now begin 5 December #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/gs0H1UiLhs
— Chriselda Zozi Lewis (Babes Wendaba) (@Chriseldalewis) October 12, 2022
He’s out on R2 000 bail.
Mchunu was not happy about the postponement alleging it could be due to political interference. He cried while he addressed the magistrate, saying he is just an ordinary citizen who was expressing his voice. An emotional Mchunu also spoke about legal costs and asked for the matter to be finalized.
The trial will be heard over a period of 4 days
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